Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2017

Domaine Billaud-Simon


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 Tonnerre is a 30 hectare vineyard just southeast of the Grand Crus and enjoys the same south/southeast exposure as Les Clos. Soils here well drained and are made up primarily kimmeridgian (clay and limestone).

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

Beautiful white gold hue with green reflections. This 1er cru is highly aromatic with mineral notes and spice. The taut palate is softened by its rich and oily texture. It offers the perfect balance between strength, freshness, minerality, fruit and ripeness. An elegant, complex and harmonious wine.

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: 30ha total
  • Avg Vine Age: 45+ years
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Avg Production: 12,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml, 1.5l
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml, 12/375ml, 3/1.5l
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "Montée de Tonnerre suffered this year, so the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre was produced from very low yields. The resulting wine is consequently unusually rich, fleshy and powerful, revealing aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon, green apple, white flowers and wet stones. Textural and gourmand, with ripe balancing acids, it's hard to know how it will evolve."
    Grade: 90+ points

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