CHABLIS 1er CRU "Vaucopins" Domaine Long-Depaquit 2017 - ALBERT BICHOT

CHABLIS 1er CRU "Vaucopins" Domaine Long-Depaquit 2017 - ALBERT BICHOT

100% Chardonnay (Subtly Oaked) - "Les Vaucopins" is a Premier Cru that is quite unique within the wide range of the Long-Depaquit estate’s wines. Located on the right bank of the Serein River, this vineyard is in the commune of Chichée, 3 kilometres east of Chablis. Its terroir has an uncanny resemblance to the Grand Crus: southern exposure, steep slopes and numerous Kimmeridgian outcrops. Consequently, the subsoil lends these wines a very specific personality. With its noble origin and often warmer than average conditions for this terroir, this high-end Premier Cru has definite promise and potential.

Tasting - Very precise floral notes on the nose followed by subtle notes of oak and fresh fruit. Good structure on the palate. This wine is tangy, well balanced and already showing the lovely fullness one would expect from a Premier Cru. A combination of linden blossom and almond give way to a long, rounded finish. Food/wine pairing This wine features an expressive, rather powerful nose that is predominantly mineral. Milk caramel notes combine with elegant, refined nuances of oak. A hint of floral on the palate with flavors of candied fruit, apricot, and quince. This beautiful, full-bodied wine finishes on a generous, slightly acidic note. Serve between 11 and 13°C (52°F - 55°F). May be enjoyed now or laid down for between 5 and 10 years.