DOMAINE GÉRARD TREMBLAY, Chablis
Gérard and Hélène Tremblay own 34 hectares in Chablis, including 10 in Premier and Grand Crus. They are the 5th generation of Tremblay to run the estate but they have built most of it themselves, including their brand new winery, which works entirely by gravity, thus avoiding unnecessary manipulations of the fruit or pumping of juices. The wines are uncompromisingly Chablis, steely, clean and mineral.
1er Cru Lechet is Tremblay’s largest premier cru holding, with vines ranging from 35 to 40 years of age. Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Much more minerally on the nose than the village offering, scents of lemon thyme, wet stone and dusty spices. Initially a bit stunted and warm in the mouth, but lemon verbena and a cooling spearmint quality emerged with air.