Chablis 1er Cru Forêts 2016

SKU/Code: 
DB0913-16
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Farming Type: 
Sustainable
Piuze, Patrick

From a single parcel of 70 year-old vines (bordering Dauvissat’s vineyards) located on the left bank of the Serein River. Seashells!

(90-92) points
"Pale, green-tinged yellow. An aroma of pineapple soda dominates the nose (Piuze notes that pineapple is "a fruit very close to the grape and suggests a high concentration of tartaric acidity"). Densely packed and lightly salty, with orchard fruit and pineapple flavors nicely framed by brisk acidity. Finishes with a positive bitterness and excellent length."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
90 points
"The 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Les Fôrets has a crisp orange zest, tangerine and flint-scented nose that carries its subtle reduction well. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity. It is quite saline in the mouth with a poised, lightly spiced finish that lingers. I suggest affording this a year in bottle so that it gains more cohesion. Thereafter, it should give several years' drinking pleasure."
Neal Martin,
Wine Advocate
, August 2017