Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Limestone
Site : Chablis is in the Northern part of the Burgundy region. The "Premier Cru Montmains" is located South of the Commune of Chablis and is one of the more famous Premier Crus. Two particularly well-situated plots have been selected for the blend.
The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak (demi muids) during 9 months.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Very pure aromas of citrus fruit and fresh hazelnut. Delicate vanilla note. Beautiful mineral expression. Taut and linear. Precise and straightforward. Well-shaped acidity. Beautiful minerality on the finish.
Food pairing : Pâté, seascallop, turbot, poularde in a creamy sauce as well as many goat cheeses.
"The nose offers a honeysuckle, lime and hawthorn combination where vanilla strains delicately to be present. This mouth of a chalky style completes thisharmonious and subtle wine." Score : 16.5/20 Gault et Millau-Mars avril 2015-Yohan Castaing
“Among the Chablis Premiers Crus, Chanson, established in Burgundy for more than 250 years, has always worked with the "Montmains" appellation. The 2012 vintage displays a pale gold color with green tints. An expressive nose over notes of iodine and pear. Nice freshness, lots of softness and roundness. It shows a great freshness, a beautiful energy which brings graphite notes on the finish. To recommend as a starter with shellfish or over white meats in creamy sauces.”Cuisine d'aujourd'hui et de demain n°32-2014
"Montmains 2012 : we consider this in the registry of the great whites of Burgundy ; and for the admirer it is a small experience at a price affordable for this level of quality. This Chablis Premier Cru (100% Chardonnay) from Chanson Père