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Chablis Grand Cru
"Preuses"
2017

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"Preuses" 2017 Bouteille
  • Appellation

    Appellation Grand Cru

  • Grape variety

    100 % Chardonnay.

  • Soil

    Kimmeridgian clay & limestone.

  • Average age of the vines

    50 years.

  • Yield

    54 hl/ha.

  • Vinification

    Stainless steel.

  • Ageing

    15-18 months in stainless steel on fine lees.

  • Ageing

    5-10 years.

  • Serving Temperature

    Between 12° & 14°C.

  • Situation

    The Preuses vines are located in the northern part of the Grand Cru area where the south-easterly aspect ensures morning sun. The available soil is shallow, producing a subtle and delicate wine with a light yellow colour.

  • Tasting and food pairings

    On the nose there are floral, smoky and mineral aromas. Once aged there is also a flinty aroma, as well as notes of spices, pollen and honey. Finesse, delicacy and minerality characterise this wine. Initially it is gentle in the mouth, but later becomes stronger and then maintains this strength.
    Drink with: fish and poultry in white sauce, shellfish and foie gras.

  • Press reviews

    Chablis Grand Cru "Les Preuses" 2017 - James Suckling - February 2019 - 94/100Chablis Grand Cru "Les Preuses" 2017 - Jancis Robinson - January 2019 - 16.5/20

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    • Chablis Grand Cru "Les Preuses" 2017 - James Suckling - February 2019 - 94/100An exotic and quite ripe, almost candied edge, but this is underpinned by extremely assertive acidity that really bites and lights up the palate. This has richness and that trademark Preuses acidity, bringing a lemon sherbet-like spark on the finish. Drink or hold.
    • Chablis Grand Cru "Les Preuses" 2017 - Jancis Robinson - January 2019 - 16.5/20

      Something quite floral on the nose. Edgy and fairly stony. Pretty classic. Drink: 2023 - 2030

    • Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2016 |90-100 - Tim Atkin - January 2018
    • Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2016 |90-100 - The World of Fine Wine - March 2018Very concentrated, creamy, powerful; a big structure wrapped in flesh. Salty, powerful, lovely balance and richness. Feels as though the creaminess comes from oak, but apparently there's no oak. Aromatic and succulent. - Margaret Rand. (We confirm, there is no oak!)
    • Chablis Grand Cru "Preuses" 2016 - James Suckling - February 2018 - 94/100Ripe and bold but with great freshness. This is an imposing and elegant wine with a rich lemon-tart character. Flinty and salty, a very long, super-elegant finish. Drink or hold.
    • Chablis Grand Cru "Les Preuses" 2009 - Burghound.com - USA - 91/100
    • Chablis Grand Cru "Les Preuses" 2009 - Wine Enthusiast - USA - 91/100
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