Dry white wine Chablis Grand Cru "Grenouilles" made from Chardonnay grapes grown on the vineyard of Grand Cru - "Grenouilles" (translated from French - "frog"), located on the top of the slope of Chablis. The first vines in the area "Grenouille" were planted in 1958. "Grenouille" included in the eight vineyards of Chablis Grand Cru, which comes a high quality harvest for the rare and expensive wines. Soils area are Upper Jurassic reservoir Cimmerian and consist of a layer of clay, which is a limestone mixed with gravel, marl and fossil oyster shells. Age of vines - 50 years. Continuous alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel temperature-controlled tankers at low temperature. Fermentation provide wild yeast cultures that live on the skin of grapes. Implemented by spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Maturation on the purified lees in stainless steel tankers with minimal intervention from outside takes 16 months or more. Before bottling the wine in the airless environment takes a single light filtering. Wine cork corked. Potential storage Chablis "Grenouille", 2010 - more than 10 years.
Occupation winemaking - favorite family affair Michel - has long been rooted. Several generations of family, since 1850, passionate about the development of winemaking traditions appellasona Chablis. The winery is located in the heart of the village of Chablis. Vineyard management Louis Michel & Fils area of 25 hectares stretched out on the hills, where the first stage in the XI century, developed under the landing vines Cistercians - the monks of the Catholic religious order. 40 years ago the family decided to eliminate the step of aging in oak barrels from the winemaking process and focus on creating a fragrant Chablis with crystal freshness, not clouded by woody notes. This wine principle, combined with low yields and methods of organic farming, brought the company worldwide fame and a reputation manufacturers of pure wine, aged in steel tanks. Today the winery is managed by Jean-Loup Michel and his nephew Guillaume Zhiku Michel, continuing the family tradition of winemaking.