Located on the right bank of the river Serein - as with the Grand Crus - the Montée de Tonnerre is certainly the most prestigious and well-renowned of all the Chablis Premiers Crus. The Domaine grows fruit on a total surface area of four hectares, (9.8 acres) which were planted in 1974.
Kimmeridgian. Right Bank, marl with oyster fossils,
sticky soil, rich in limestone pebbles.
Grape & Vines:
100% Chardonnay. Average age of the vines 40 years.
Long fermentation using natural yeast, in temperature-regulated tanks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Blended in tanks at the end of vinification.
On fine lees for at least 12 months, only in stainless steel tanks and with as little manipulation as possible. Long stabilisation at controlled, low temperatures. Fining if necessary using bentonite. One light filtration is performed before bottling at the winery.