Gérard Tremblay Chablis Premier Cru, Côte de Lechet
By Pete's Provisions
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
The forty-year-old vines in the 1er Cru Montmain vineyard contribute to the extra weight in this wine. 30% of the wine is aged in futs de chene. A fine wine with a profound mineral nose, deceptive weight and a lingering finish this would go well with something rich and sweet such as scallops or chicken.
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.