The most recent list of Chablis premier crus was established in 1986. Seventy-nine place names were listed there covering an area of some 700 hectares. The winegrowers of Chablis organized these into 17 “umbrella” vineyards. The vines are planted along the valley of the Serein river in the communes of Chablis, Fontenay, Maligny, Chichée, La Chapelle-Vaupelteigne, Courgis, Fleys and Beines
Like Chablis appellation, the main bedrock comes from the Jurassic epoch, or more precisely the Kimmeridgean age (150 million years ago). The 34 hectares of the Mont de Milieu “umbrella” vineyard are located on the right bank of the River Serein in the communes of Fleys and Fyé. It enjoys a geographical situation comparable to those of the grand crus and its south/south-east aspect guarantee extremely good sunshine.
Vinification and maturing
- Long pneumatic pressing.
- Static cold settling of the musts.
- Alcoholic fermentation started in stainless-steel, then, after 3 days, racking of around 35% from the juices which were placed in fine-grained barrels. For the other part (65%) the fermentation lasted 10 days in temperature-controlled vats (18-20ºC) to preserve a maximum fruit.
- 100% malolactic fermentation.
- ageing on lees during 14 months.
Light gold colour.
Complex nose offering notes of white flowers and fruits such as peach.
Unctuous mouth offering aromas of yellow fruits, hazelnut notes and a long, rich and quite saline finish
Food and wine pairing
Will be the perfect companion to grilled king prawns (gambas), fried scallops, but also white meats such as veal dishes, poultry or a rosted guinea fowl.