Domaine Alain Gautheron 2021 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre Premier Cru


"Delicate blossom notes and a skein of sweet butter introduce this rich, lavishly textured Chardonnay. It's ripe and voluminous, reflective of this intensely hot, dry vintage, but balanced smartly with a spine of acidity and lingering notes of steel and salt."

In 1977 Alain Gautheron, the 6th generation in a line of Chablis vignerons, joined his father Jean in the family domaine located about 4 kilometers from the town of Chablis. At that time, the domaine was comprised of a mere 8 hectares and was selling around 10,000 bottles a year. Alain decided to get serious and, with the help of his father, grew the domaine’s holdings. In 1991 when Jean decided to retire, Alain took over the entire 14.5-hectare estate. He was joined in 2000 by his son Cyril, who helped create a new cuverie and generally bring the domaine into the modern era.​

Today, the domaine consists of 25 hectares of vineyards spread across the Petit Chablis, Chablis, and Chablis Premier Cru appellations. Alain has basically retired and Cyril has taken over the day-to-day operations. Their annual production is around 150,000 bottles.

Bottle Size: All bottles are 750ML unless otherwise noted.

21 and Over: Adult Signature Required

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