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Domaine Clotilde Davenne Chablis Blanchots Grand Cru 2014

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CWA96

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $95.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“Pristine and classic Chablis with lemon-lime, nectarine, oyster shells, white flowers and hint of sugar snap pea on the expansive nose. Super juicy Granny Smith apples linger with Harry and David pears with a touch of ginger and peach pie on a creamy and vibrant long finish. Clean and pure as snow, begging for shellfish or a creamy sauce. Delicious today or could cellar for another good decade.” - California Wine Advisors
 
BACKGROUND
Meeting Clotilde Davenne and trying all her wines from the Petit Chablis to her best Grand Cru vineyards make things very clear; she knows what she is doing. In 1989 she started working in Chablis for superstar producer: Jean-Marc Brocard. With Patrick Puize, she learned a lot with Brocard during the 17 years and 16 vintages. Clotilde planted her first vines in 1992 and until 2004 she supplied her grapes to Brocard. In 2005 she started Domaine Clotilde Davenne by putting together a patchwork of vineyards expressing different terroirs including 1er Crus Vaucoupin and Montmains, as well as Grand Crus Bougros, Les Clos, Les Preuses and Blanchots. The vineyards are sheltered from winds on south facing steep slopes of Kimmeridgian with soil peppered with small fossilized oysters from the time when the sea covered the Paris basin in the Jurassic era 150 million years ago. Clotilde Davenne farms her vineyard naturally, without the use of chemicals, and almost all of her production is harvested by hand. She is a big believer of stainless steel vinification for her Chablis focusing on purity and terroir expression. All her wines undergo malolactic fermentation. Clotilde believes that it brings more complexity to her wines.
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“Pristine and classic Chablis with lemon-lime, nectarine, oyster shells, white flowers and hint of sugar snap pea on the expansive nose. Super juicy Granny Smith apples linger with Harry and David pears with a touch of ginger and peach pie on a creamy and vibrant long finish. Clean and pure as snow, begging for shellfish or a creamy sauce. Delicious today or could cellar for another good decade.” - California Wine Advisors
 
BACKGROUND
Meeting Clotilde Davenne and trying all her wines from the Petit Chablis to her best Grand Cru vineyards make things very clear; she knows what she is doing. In 1989 she started working in Chablis for superstar producer: Jean-Marc Brocard. With Patrick Puize, she learned a lot with Brocard during the 17 years and 16 vintages. Clotilde planted her first vines in 1992 and until 2004 she supplied her grapes to Brocard. In 2005 she started Domaine Clotilde Davenne by putting together a patchwork of vineyards expressing different terroirs including 1er Crus Vaucoupin and Montmains, as well as Grand Crus Bougros, Les Clos, Les Preuses and Blanchots. The vineyards are sheltered from winds on south facing steep slopes of Kimmeridgian with soil peppered with small fossilized oysters from the time when the sea covered the Paris basin in the Jurassic era 150 million years ago. Clotilde Davenne farms her vineyard naturally, without the use of chemicals, and almost all of her production is harvested by hand. She is a big believer of stainless steel vinification for her Chablis focusing on purity and terroir expression. All her wines undergo malolactic fermentation. Clotilde believes that it brings more complexity to her wines.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Domaine Clotilde Davenne

Vineyard Designate Blanchots

AVA Chablis

Region Burgundy