Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Milieu 2018

The Chablis wine region stretches along the Serein valley and across 19 communes. Chablis, known as the “Golden Gate of Burgundy”, is dedicated to the production of a clear, aromatic, fresh white wine whose name is synonym of “minerality”.

Terroir: 1er Cru Montée de Mileu is a 34 hectare vineyard just southeast of the Grand Crus and enjoys a similar south/southeast exposure as Blanchot. Soils here well drained and are made up primarily kimmeridgian (clay and limestone). This wine is sourced from a single 2.75 hectare parcel.

Vinification: Manual harvesting is carried out at optimum ripeness levels (between 12 and 13°). The grapes are pressed in our pneumatic press and the musts then undergo cold maceration for a 5 to 7 day period before being settled and vinified. The alcoholic fermentation lasts between 15 to 18 days at the Domaine. The malolactic fermentation is usually initiated in December. The wine is aged for around 14 months including a period of time in French oak barrels if necessary. The wine is racked twice before being bottled in late autumn.

Additional Information

Bright and clear with delicate green reflections. This highly aromatic 1er Cru offers ripe citrus fruits and white flowers. The palate is well-rounded with remarkably persistent aromas.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: 2.75ha parcel
  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Avg Production: 16,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml, 1.5l
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml, 12/375ml, 3/1.5l
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anne Krebiehl
    Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020
    "This wine's subtle nose reveals hints of lemon, hay and chalk. These carry over onto the palate where they entwine in concentrated harmony. There is focus on generosity, marked out by the pithy, chalky midpalate texture and lemony brightness, despite the hot conditions of this vintage. It's a stony, elegant wine with lovely depth."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
    "Offering up aromas of crisp green apple, pear, spring blossom and wet stones, the 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu is medium to full-bodied, delicately textural and incisive, with lively acids and a chalky finish. It has turned out well."
  • Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2018 Chablis Montée de Milieu Premier Cru is one of the most complete wines in this range - at least today, in the early going. Creamy, ample and beautifully layered, the 2018 has so much to offer. Pear, white flowers, mint and spice all meld together in this super-expressive, promising Chablis from Billaud-Simon."
    Grade: 91-93 points

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