Wine Domaine Francois Raveneau, Chablis "Vaillons" Premier Cru, 2010
The wine has a pale yellow color with greenish reflections.
The wine has a well-balanced, powerful, rounded taste with hints of minerals, salts and citrus.
The aroma of wine on the background of fresh shades of lime and citrus notes reveal minerals, salty sea stone and oysters.
The wine goes well with cheese, oysters, fish dishes, lobster, crayfish.
Harvest to create Chablis "Vayon" assembled by hand, and unlike the vast majority of the remaining farms, very early, Francois noted that early grapes superior in quality late harvest grapes. The wine is fermented in steel tanks and aged in oak barrels (which is why critics point out that wine domain Francois Raveno more like the taste of the wine from the Cote d'Or, than their neighbors), the average age is 7-8 years old barriques. They wine is aged for about 18 months and then bottled.
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. In the vast 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.