Albert Bichot, Domaine Long Depaquit Chablis Grand Cru Le Blanchots 2019, burgundy, France

Château Long-Depaquit is located at the heart of the village of Chablis, in Burgundy’s Yonne department. “An exceptional 65-hectare legacy, our vineyards benefit from a sustainable approach to viticulture. Limiting yields and keeping interventions to a minimum during the vinification process help create authentic, mineral, elegant wines. Barrel ageing is used in moderation to best preserve the expression of each terroir.” Located on the easternmost side of Chablis, “Les Blanchots” is a plot that is quite unique among the Grand Crus of Chablis. Its clay and limestone soil that contains ferrous clay along with an exceptional amount of morning sunlight give “Les Blanchots” a very distinctive and dominating floral character with remarkable finesse. Tasting: Les Blanchots is remarkably elegant. The nose is dominated by a bouquet of white flowers (Lillies, roses). The mouth is ample and generous with great harmony. The finale is very mineral with discreet hints of sea air and smoke (flint, pencil graphite). Ageing: In oak barrels 15%, and final ageing in stainless steel vats (100%). Ageing time: 10 months in oak barrels and vats ; Final ageing in stainless steel vats 6 months, on fine lees.