Chablis 'La Pierrelée', La Chablisienne

Type: White Wine
Style: Ripe & Fruit Driven
Vintage: 2018
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
ABV: 13.0%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Wine Notes
Flavours Apple, Peach, Wet Stones
About the wine

Our favourite of the village level Chablis wines produced by esteemed cooperative La Chablisienne is La Pierrelée. Produced from grapes across the Chablis appellation, grown mostly on the region's infamous Kimmeridgian soils, this classy white wine offers the essence of this beautiful region in a well-priced bottle. With a pale golden hue, La Pierrelée offers lightly spiced orchard fruits with a citrus undertone and that iconic mineral flourish - all in your first sniff. Seductively enticing on the nose, it brings a palate that's equally just as generous, offering up white flowers, juicy green apple, a warming spicy note and delicate savoury fleck - all combining for a delicious sip. It’s mouth-filling but never overpowering, with elegant acidity partnering perfectly with the strong fruity core and chalky, mineral finish. This is the perfect wine to accompany white fish dishes, and any shellfish. A particularly good pairing would be seafood linguine or grilled calamari.

Given the cooperative nature of La Chablisienne, the grapes for this 100% Chardonnay wine come from a variety of vineyard sites, aspects and altitudes. The Kimmeridgian soil that imparts the wonderful minerality to the wine is common to all of the vineyards, though, and it is what helps set Chablis apart in the world of white wines. The La Pierrelée Chablis undergoes fermentation and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, before up to 12 months on the lees in a combination of barrel and tank. All of this adds to its wonderful texture that is weighty but always balanced.

About the wine

La Chablisienne is a pioneering cooperative in Burgundy’s northern-most appellation famed for its finessed Chardonnay production. Over 300 individual growers contribute to the production of thirty different wines, no other producer is able to exhibit such range and diversity within this fascinating terroir.