Wine Domaine Jean Collet et Fils, Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons", 2009
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Straw yellow with golden highlights.
The wine has a well structured taste with mineral foundation, shaded by oak notes and bright citrus hues. The finish is fruity and soft, rounded tannins.
The fresh scent of citrus fruits, minerals and spicy scent of oak bark make aromatic composition of this wine.
The wine goes well with fish, shellfish and poultry or white meat.
Chablis appellation is located on soils dating from the Second Jurassic era and called "Cimmerian", the main component of which is marl, containing a large number of marine fossils. A distinctive feature of the soils of Chablis is the presence of «Exogyra Virgula» - fossilized oysters, which gives the wine a refined minerality.
Chablis vineyards are located along the southern tip of the so-called "Paris Basin" - Plain, which stretches to the north of France and occupies a large part of the country. Local sedimentary soils formed in the Jurassic period on the seabed about 180 million years ago. The soil consists of alternating layers of very dense and hard Cretaceous limestone and soft clay, combined with fossilized remains of marine plants and animals. Premier Cru "Vaillons" produced from vineyards planted on the left bank of the river Serein. The average age of vineyards 35 years, their area of 15.5 hectares. When growing vineyards avoid the use of polluting products such as herbicides. Applied mechanical soil cultivation with manual processing of vineyards. Spin grapes carried pneumatic press under the brand name "Sutter". Fermentation of wine is held in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 10 ° C, maceration in large oak barrels for 80 hectoliters each. Wine to taste different depending on the year of use. It can be drunk immediately, while it will show an extraordinary fruity aroma and taste, or after 3-6 years, when it will acquire richness and fullness of flavor.
Year after year, the wine of Chablis Premiers Crus "Vayon" has received numerous awards and medals at the most prestigious competitions in the world. In 2011, vintage 2009 won the silver medal at the competition "Internation Wine Challenge", has received a positive evaluation from the "Decanter World Wine Awards" and "Japan Wine Challenge".
Domaine Jean Collet et Fils - one of the most famous wine producers in the region of Chablis. Currently owns farm Gilles Collet, representing the third generation of the family Collet, he also helps his son Romain. Colle family owns the vineyards since the 18th century, but the domain was founded only in 1952.
Lots of vineyards Domaine Jean Collet et Fils located on the slopes of the best right and left banks of the river Serein, giving the wines a generous character and charm. The care with which the harvest, culture grape growing and winemaking - all this is also a great advantage wines of Chablis. The philosophy of wine Domaine Jean Collet et Fils is manifested in diligence in the treatment of vines and carefully controlled during manufacture of wine, in order to more fully convey the unique terroir of Chablis. Since 1999, the site of Chablis is grown according to the principles of organic farming: organic fertilizers are used exclusively with the phytosanitary treatments, mechanical cultivation of the soil and the garter vine Guyot method.