Jean Demont Chablis 2019
This is classic, zesty Chablis, fruit-driven but with a steely edge.
Pale lemon gold colour and lively nose. On the palate the wine is citrus fruit driven with a well balanced acidity and a refreshing minerality. The finish is elegant with a smooth texture.
It would be perfect served with a seafood platter, grilled fish and prawns cooked in a mild curry sauce. It can also be paired with hard goats cheese and jambon persillé.
About twenty villages around the town of Chablis can produce this world renowned wine, appreciated for its minerality. It is the unique soil of Chablis that gives this particularity to the Chardonnay grape. The bedrock contains deposits of tiny fossilised oyster shells which remind us that Burgundy once lay beneath a warm ocean.
After mechanical harvest, pressing and a short cold maceration period, the fermentation takes place in temperature controlled vats. Malolactic fermentation and lees stirring give the wine finesse and texture.