Albert Bichot Chablis Domaine Long-Depaquit 2021
This Domaine Chablis is elegantly crafted, perfectly balanced finishing with the distinctive chalky minerality of Chablis
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Since 1831, The Bichot family has been at the forefront of Burgundy wines. Over the course of 6 generations, the house style has become more and more refined and distinct in elegance.With Albéric Bichot at the helm since 1996, the house has focused its future on quality, minimal intervention winemaking and organic farming. The embodiment of this approach resulted in their 6 domaines being fully organically certified since 2018, while receiving praise and awards on the quality of the wines.
In northern Burgundy, not far from Auxerre, the Chablis appellation covers an approximately fifteen-kilometre radius around the village of the same name. It was the monks of the Cistercian abbey of Pontigny who began growing vines in the region. Chablis is located at the south-eastern extremity of the Paris Basin. The grapes used to craft this Chablis at the Domaine Long-Depaquit estate come from a mosaic of terroirs, which lends remarkable complexity to the wine.
Soil – Calcareous and Kimmeridgian clay, Parcel size: Plots totalling 40 ha
Grape Variety – 100% Chardonnay
Vatting – In stainless steel vats (100%)
Ageing: In stainless steel vats (100%) on fine lees, 10 months
Very pure nose that is typical of Chablis (white flowers, flint) opening up to a palate that boasts an elegant combination of almond notes and lovely vivacity.
Food pairing – Keep it classic with this Chablis! Enjoy its freshness as an aperitif or, with a meal, pair it with seafood or fish in order to appreciate its richness.
Serve between 9° and 11°C (48°F – 52°F) to best appreciate all of this wine’s freshness and minerality. An easy-drinking wine that is best enjoyed within 3 to 5 years
James Suckling – 90 points
An attractive, regular Chablis that has bright dried-pear and apple-ring character, quite generous body, but enough lemon-peel freshness to carry it. Some chalky minerals at the finish.
Vinous – 90 points
a silky, perfumed and open-knit wine with lovely depth to play off the lifted floral aromatics. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and white pepper add brilliance to this racy, polished Chablis.