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2012   2013  

Production area

Grapes for this appellation are harvested within the delimited areas of 20 villages, including the village of Chablis. It covers a surface area of 3 367,28 hectares, making it the largest AOC in Burgundy in size. 783,19 hectares are classified as Premier Cru within 40 Climats (including 17 main Climats). “Premier Cru” is a distinction that is granted to certain vineyards where the wines have traditionally been considered to be of higher quality. Only 11% of Burgundy wines are entitled to this privilege.
The 27 hectares of Vaucoupin’s vines are located on the right bank of the Serein river in the commune of Chichée.

Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Vinification and maturing

Vinification takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks.

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Pale gold in color with green highlights.
NOSE : Complex and open nose, a minerality lightly smoked reminiscent of citrus fruit zest, white peach, fresh spices such as mint.
PALATE : Franc, very fresh and fruity on the palate with aromas of grapefruit and almond. Persistent on a mineral finish typical of the terroir.

Food and wine pairing

Enjoy with fish in cream sauces, pike, lobster and fresh cheeses.

Serving suggestions

10 to 12°C

Ageing potential

5 to 8 years

Vintage : 2013

Vintage 2013 was characterised by unpredictable and irregular weather patterns which significantly affected the growth of the grapes. Springtime was dull and cloudy with alternating periods of mild and cold weather as well as heavy rainfall. The milder weather in June and the Summer temperatures in July enabled the vineyard to help catch up the growth cycle, with flowering occurring in early July. Rain and cold conditions returned in September, slowing the maturation of the grapes and provoking the development of diseases such as “botrytis”, requiring extra care and attention in the vineyards. The grape harvest commenced on the 30th September with sunny conditions and lasted two weeks with alternating rain and dry, sunny weather. Despite a shortfall in quantity, the quality of the musts were good and the first tastings after fermentation showed that the problems caused by the weather were a distant memory, with the prediction of a fine, successful vintage…

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