There’s Chardonnay and then there’s White Burgundy.
And there’s White Burgundy… and then there’s Chablis.
For our money and palate, it doesn’t get better than the crystalline Chardonnay that hails from the limestone-laden hillsides of this infamous region, it’s becoming harder and harder to find great values coming out of this heralded region due to a myriad of external factors.
That is until now.
Proprietors Corinne and Jean Grossot, along with their daughter Eve, represent the third and fourth generations of winemakers at their family domaine. There vines are situated just east of the Chablis proper, and find themselves perched on the right bank of the Serein River which is known as the finest part of the appellation.
Their goal is simple: to produce exceptional Chablis by keeping the pure, pristine fruit combined with highlighting the Kimmeridgian soil and acidity in perfect balance.
And their 2018 has that and more! Overflowing with flavors of ripe pear, lemon oil, honeyed minerals, and white smoke, this is as refreshing as a naked swim in the Serien, and is the ideal introduction to the Grossot’s house style. Throw in a few 92 point scores from a few critics, and you’ve found a sub-$20 Chablis that’s as good as it gets.
Strip off your clothes and throw away the floaties… just dive in and enjoy!
Decanter - 92
Ripe apricot and peach flavours with a limey tang; complex and full with a refreshing acidity and a long finish.
WE - 92
A hint of flinty reduction shows on this wine's shy nose, while more swirling reveals touches of lemon and chalk. The palate has freshness and an engaging, chalky texture that plays well with the ripeness of the vintage. Lemon and chalk make for a wine with great typicity. ANNE KREBIEHL MW