Wine Jean-Marc Brocard, Petit Chablis AOC, 2018
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The wine is light yellow in color.
The wine shows a fresh, clean, dry taste with citrus tones, lively acidity and seductive finish.
Intense, fruity aroma of the wine reveals notes of green apple and mineral tones.
This wine is an excellent aperitif, it also serves to seafood, oysters and snails.
Petit Chablis - elegant, seductive wine, which is used in the production of Chardonnay grapes growing on a vineyard in the village Chichee. The soil of the vineyard - limestone, the average age of the vines - 30 years. After collecting the berries pass through a pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts is carried out in stainless steel tanks to preserve the best of all the features of the terroir. After alcoholic fermentation should malolactic. Extract is made on the lees in stainless steel tanks. Petit Chablis wine is recommended to drink in the next 3 years.
Jean-Marc Brocard comes from a peasant family, his father was a farmer in the village of Chaudenay-le-Château. Jean-Marc decision to engage in winemaking has contributed to a pleasant event - in 1971 he married Claudine Petit, the daughter of a winemaker, and this event changed his life. Beginning with acres of vineyards of his father, Emile Petit Brokar created a whole farm of 180 hectares of vineyards in Chablis and Burgundy. Jean-Marc does not use oak barrels, considering that the essence of wine - is an expression of the characteristics of the site, which includes not only the soil but also the climate, and any contact with the tree can completely change and destroy the taste of wine, so the purity of taste his wines undeniable .
Jean-Marc Brocard recognizes the significant contribution of the winegrower Saint-Cyr-les-Colon, Louis Petit, despite the similarity of names, unrelated to his father in law. Old vines in the Domain St. Clair got him from Louis Petit, and it instilled Louis Jean Marc sense of tradition and respect for nature, showing that practicing modern methods, it is possible to maintain old traditions. Brocard and his assistant oenologist Patrick Puzo pay much attention to the special characteristics of each vineyard. Jean-Marc says winemaker link in the chain between the grapes and the wine ready. He pays great attention to the soil. In one of the rooms of the manor is set layout rocks, which demonstrates layers of limestone and clay with fossil shells, through which pass the roots of grapes. Only at first glance it may seem that the soil is completely impenetrable, but the roots of grapes per year can reach a meter, getting minerals, gives the wine unique characteristics. In processing the vineyards preferred natural methods.
"It is true fault lies in the soil, where it originates. Technique - a very important element in the production of wine, but it is only assistance, wine - is to a large extent a product of the soil. Earth Chablis are extraordinary and can not be found anywhere else in the world, so I believe in the future of Chablis even in the next millennium "- Jean-Marc Brocard.