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2011 Domaine De La Tour Chablis Cote de Cuissy

ITEM 8239745 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Legacy 2 $21 $42
delod 0 of 2 $20 $0
2 $20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8239745 2 $21 May 29, 2022
I8208410 2 $20 May 1, 2022
I8196847 1 $20 Apr 24, 2022
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PRODUCER

Domaine De La Tour

Domaine de la Tour is in Lignorelles, near Chablis in Burgundy. The domain includes 32 acres in five appellations, including three Premier Crus. Domaine de la Tour was founded in the early 19th century by Auguste Chalmeau and it is still owned by the family. Since 1992 it has been run by Renato Fabrici, who married into the family. The estate makes only Chardonnay and Aligote.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Côte de Cuissy

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, 1er (Premier) 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.