Domaine Testut Premier Cru 'Montée du Tonnerre' Chablis 2021, Burgundy, France
Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Chardonnay from Burgundy, France. 12.5% ABV.
Considered by many to be the leading 1er Cru site in Chablis, this Montee du Tonnerre is powerful and complex, filled with minerality, apple and citrus. Chablis at its best.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards:
'Great! This has some ripe lemon, with hints of fresh bread and some oyster notes, with a saline finish.' Chiara Sieni, MM Grocery. 'Fresh flowers, lemon and orange blossom, as well as some green tea, with good texture on the palate.' Lionel Periner, team leader. 'There's racy acidity right through this wine, carrying the sharp citrus throughout, and on to some dry slate and flint on the finish.' Tim Handley, Royal Automobile Club.
Producer Profile Domaine Testut
The domain was created in 1967 by Philippe Testut, the founder of “Château Grenouille.” In 1998, the 13 hectares of vineyards were taken over by his son, Cyril. Occupying the historic heartland of vineyards initially farmed by Cistercian monks, Domaine Testut and its vineyards lie on some of the finest Kimmeridgian limestone soils. This terroir contributes to the classic, minerally crisp flavours of the wines which have been described by Robert Parker as “among the very best of the region, offering great style and concentration without sacrificing their richness and depth, and while remain extremely well balanced and filled with finesse.”