Wine Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Foret Premier Cru 2002
Wine bright golden-yellow color.
Rich wine with good acidity and impressive smooth taste, in which there are shades of white melon, jasmine, silicon, minerals, honey, coconut, guava, spicy peanuts and candied cashew nuts, cinnamon and truffles. The finish is long and rich.
In a beautiful fragrant bouquet of wine shades of ripe tropical fruits, honey, minerals, silicon, nutty nuances.
The wine can be consumed as an aperitif, it also goes well with seafood, grilled fish, fish sauce, young and goat cheeses, chicken dishes.
Chablis Foret Premier Cru - an excellent wine from the Domain Raveno demonstrating the rich flavor and a beautiful bouquet of fragrant and has a high potential for exposure.
Plot Premier Cru Foret takes only 0.8 hectare on soils of limestone kimmeridzhskogo by which wine Foret different pure mineral taste. Vine area quite young, the average age is 10 years. Harvested by hand, and in contrast to the vast majority of the remaining farms - very early, as Francois noted that early grapes superior in quality late harvest grapes. Grapes passes accurate pressing. In the resulting juice is added only natural natural yeast. Fermentation in steel tanks lasts about 2 weeks, then made malolactic fermentation in the barrel. Aged wine "Chablis Foret Premier Cru" in oak barrels Shassen about 18 months (which is why critics point out that wine domain Francois Raveno more like the taste for wine from the Cote d'Or, than their neighbors), the average age of barriques reaches 7 8 years.
There are many traditional wine-growing regions, which became famous thanks to the excellent wineries. Chablis region became famous mainly due Raveno. This domain is considered to be the undisputed leader of winemaking in this region. Founder François Raveno very long run its economy and being in old age, gave it to his sons, Bernard and Jean. Domain experts called the "king of Chablis" and his guilt, according to experts, best express Chardonnay.
Domain territory of 7.5 hectares, which include four premier cru - Montee de Tonnerre, Butteaux, Les Vaillons and Chapelot and three grand cru - Blanchot, Valmur and Les Clos.
The overwhelming majority of wineries Chablis region are equipped with the latest technology, can not be said about the winery Francois Raveno. The front door cellar Raveno - very little coming out onto the street. The few who were lucky enough to get to the tasting in the cellar Raveno had to bend in half, to go inside. In the cellars twilight reigns and dampness.
Wines Domaine Fransois Raveneau long ago established their reputation crystal clear, perfectly delineated quite mature and amazingly complex wine with a long finish that "too young" exude aromas of citrus and with maturity become even more rich and lush candy. The only drawback of these wines - they are available in extremely small quantities.