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1997 Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Moutonne

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ITEM 7955996 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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$60
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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

Superpure, without any obvious oak interfering with the lemon, butter, vanilla bean and mineral flavors, this full-bodied, elegant Chablis presses all the right buttons. Very silky finish.

PRODUCER

Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit

Chateau Long-Depaquit was founded in 1791 in the heart of the village of Chablis. The estate includes 160 acres of vineyards and since 1968 it has been owned by Maison Albert Bichot, one of Beaune’s largest and most important negociants. Albert Bichot owns four domaines in Burgundy for a total of more than 250 acres of vineyards, and the maison is today run by Alberic Bichot, the sixth generation of the founding family. Maison Albert Bichot has won numerous international awards for winemaking. Chateau Long-Depaquit is entirely in Chablis and owns 10% of the total Grand Cru of the Chablis appellation. The estate produces six Grand Cru and six Premier Cru Chablis, including the Grand Cru La Moutonne, a monopole.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Moutonne

Chablis is the northernmost region of Burgundy, located just 110 miles southeast of Paris. It is also one of the region’s most historic, and by some measures most under-rated, appellations. In the 19th century Chablis included 100,000 acres of vineyards and supplied Paris with much of its red and white wine. Today Chablis has just 7,000 acres of AOC vineyards, having lost many to the 19th century phylloxera scourge. Chablis is admired by white wine cognoscenti, however, for its Chardonnays, which are notably different from the Chardonnays produced further south. Chardonnay is the only grape grown for the Chablis appellation – there are no red wines. Chablis has seven Grand Cru vineyards and twenty-two Premier Crus. Given its northern location, harvests are not dependable in Chablis. But in good years the wines are generally described as “flinty,” meaning more acidic, steely, austere and mineral tasting than the fuller, fruitier Chardonnays of the Côte d’ Or. In the 20th century, Chablis’ wider recognition as a venerable wine-producing region suffered from the fact that bulk wine producers in California and Australia made unappealing white jug wine blends of various white grapes, rarely including Chardonnay, which they marketed as “Chablis.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.