Wine Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre Premier Cru 2002
The wine has a bright lemon-yellow.
Harmonious, elegant, deep and crisp taste of the wine is well balanced. It shows on the palate creamy tones of apple, pear, almond, lemon pie, minerals, baking. The finish is bright and long, thin ginger and citrus nuances.
Rich bouquet of the wine is made of aromatic nuances of ripe apple, candied lemon, minerals, coconut, caramel and tropical fruits.
Well suited to the crab, asparagus, grilled fish, and a young goat cheeses, seafood and white sauce.
"Montee de Tonnerre" is in fact a whole group of Premiers Crus Chapelle (Chapelot), Pied d'Alene (Pied d'Aloup) and Côte de Brishan (Cote de Brechain), occupying a tiny plot size of 0.28 ha. Francois Raveno also produces wine Chapelle, and the remaining two Premiers Crus are extremely rare. Due to geographical location, climate and soils of kimmeridzhskoy lime taste wines Monte de Tonnerre different living tones of citrus and tropical fruits, mineral nuances. They are very bright and long in the finish. Such wines are remarkable in their youth and age only get better: the taste becomes more rich and harmonious. Recommended term exposure "Montee de Tonnerre Premier Cru 2002" - 15 or more years.
Chardonnay harvest is collected from old vines, aged up to 45 years, by hand and, unlike the vast majority of the remaining farms - very early. 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 "Montee de Tonnerre 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 is 7 barriques -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.