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Domaine Jean-Paul and Benoît Droin Chablis Montmains 1er Cru 2022

Chablis Premier Cru

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Jean-Paul and Benoît Droin Chablis Montmains 1er Cru 2022


(91-93) pts Vinous
The 2022 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru offers scents of grapefruit and orange rind on the nose, less flamboyant than the Vaillons, yet showing impressive delineation already. The palate is well-balanced, with a tangy opening and hints of marmalade infusing the citrus fruit with an almost steely finish. This will need time in bottle.- By Neal Martin on July 2023

90-93 Jasper Morris 
35% wood – slightly lower figures this year, especially compared to 2021. The fruit appears at once, though without too much reduction. Broad shouldered but clean and mostly with white fruit. A long pleasing and fruit rich finish. Drink from 2027-2032. Tasted: June 2023.

Located on the west bank of the Yvonne that divides the Chablis region at its core, it is also just south of Vaillons with a southeastern exposure. Considered to be one of the top premier crus west of the river, Montmains is forward in its youth, displaying more apple than lime flavors with a distinctive nutty nuance – Benoît says it is reminiscent of hazelnuts or almonds and speculates that this is due to the finer marl soils of this hillside.

Vine Age:
 45, 2.15 ha, sustainably farmed
Soil: Kimmeridgian marl, chunky limestone mixed with clay, deeper soils on a gentle slope
Winemaking: 3-4 hour prefermentation settling, natural yeast fermentation in tank and barrel
Aging: 10 months in tank (70%) and French oak barrels (30% used)

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