2018-C Etienne Boileau Petit Chablis, Burgundy, France (750ml)
A Monthly Wine Club Selection
This charming Petit Chablis is 100% Chardonnay. It was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks and inoculated by a selected yeast. The wine saw partial malolactic fermentation and was aged in tank. The resulting wine was cold-stabilized and gently filtered before bottling. This wine has a bright yellow gold color. It’s nose exhibits slight floral aromas and fresh white fruits. The lively palate shows lemon pith, green and yellow apple, and wet stone. The finish is bright and very refreshing, and it begs for oysters!
The Domaine Etienne Boileau is situated in the small town of Chablis at the northern extreme of the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France. This winery is steeped in the belief that tradition combined with terroir and climate are essential to making a great wine, and Etienne Boileau credits the Kimmeridgean clay soil of the hilly slopes of the Serein Valley for both the character and quality of his Chablis. Kimmeridgean clay is a soil type that dates back to the Upper Jurassic period over 180 million years ago, and includes a mix of limestone, clay, and fossilized oyster shells. Through every stage of production, from harvest to bottling, these Chablis are handled with extreme precision and care. . All of Etienne’s wines are vinified in stainless-steel tanks, and some of the Premier Cru bottlings see a brief period in oak. They go through minimal filtration achieved using mostly low-impact cold precipitation.