Chateau de Beru 2015 Chablis, Cote aux Pretres, AOC (SS)
Item Number: 11086
Sub Region: Chablis
Appellation/AVA: Chablis AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Côte aux Prêtres
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Kimmeridgian
Terroir Notes: Literally, the "Hill of the Priests," this name refers to the nearby paths followed by pilgrims on their way from Vézelay to Santiago de Compostela. This spectacular vineyard, perched on the top of the hill of Béru, forms a dome beautifully exposed to sunlight and to the wind. Côte aux Prêtres is an extremely windy site. The vines growing on this parcel have to dig deep into the calcium rich soil to protect from the wind. The resulting wines are marked by mineral and saline qualities. The soil is characterized by the presence of small eroded Kimmeridgian rocks. The Côte aux Prêtres Chablis is a very nervous, sapid wine with salty iodine mineral notes. Côte aux Prêtres is a wine that would please the palate of any seafood lover.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are harvested by hand. The harvest is directly pressed at a low pressure. The wine is fermented with native yeast. The wine then ferments and ages in oak barrels for a long élevage. Côte aux Prêtres is bottled without fining or filtration. No SO2 was added in 2015 (noted by the brown label).