Domaine Louis MichelWebsite : www.louismicheletfils.com
That classic tasting note for benchmark, top-quality Chablis – precise, linear, the scent of sea-washed shingle – could have been composed with the wines of Louis Michel in mind. That much overused tasting note descriptor, ‘minerality’, truly applies here. These are wines for the true Chablis lover from a producer who turned his back on oak in the 1970s and has stuck to those principles ever since. Sample the leesy, roundly nutty complexity of wines such as the remarkable Grand Cru Les Clos and you’ll see why. What could oak possibly add?
Guillaume Gicqueau-Michel, the sixth generation of the Michel family to manage the estate established in 1850, applies the same principles of minimal intervention and precise expression to every wine in the range, from Petit Chablis up to Grand Cru.
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Serve between 12 and 14°c. The wine should be aired or carafed before tasting.
It will reveal notes of white fruit such as peach, with a mineral structure. In the mouth, a stony sensation complements this pure, rounded wine.
Serve between 12 and 14°c and preferably aerate the wine in a decanter before drinking. White pepper and nutmeg complete the predominantly mineral character. This wine may appear austere and virile but is expressive in the mouth and designed to age for many years.