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.
The basic Chablis is unoaked from 10 to 30 year-old vines grown on Kimmeridgean soils;
very mineral, yet not aggressive with trademark green and red apple and oyster-shell aromas. The palate is whistle-fresh with lime, apple and more minerals showing. The overall impression is of a perfectly balanced, fleshy and ripe wine.