Gérard Tremblay Chablis
By Pete's Provisions
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Domaine Tremblay Chablis is what every wine from this appellation should smell and taste like, sadly so very few do these days. It is very much the real deal, unoaked from 10 to 30 year-old vines grown on Kimmeridgean soils; very mineral, yet not aggressive with trademark green and red apple and oyster-shell aromas. The palate is whistle-fresh with lime, apple and more minerals showing. The overall impression is of a perfectly balanced, fleshy and ripe wine. Whilst this example may be a few euro more than Supermarket examples it will at the end of the day deliver true value.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Gérard and Hélène Tremblay own 34 hectares in Chablis, including 10 in Premier and Grand Crus. They are the 5th generation of Tremblay to run the estate but they have built most of it themselves, including their brand new winery, which works entirely by gravity, thus avoiding unnecessary manipulations of the fruit or pumping of juices. The wines are uncompromisingly Chablis, steely, clean and mineral.