A discreet but still perceptible touch of wood frames aromas of apple confit, oyster shell and a whiff of olive oil character. Here too there is a fine texture to the slightly bigger and richer flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the equally powerful and lingering finish where the only reproach is a touch of warmth.
Les Preuses is a 28.9-acre Grand Cru vineyard in Chablis, in northwestern Burgundy. The vineyard is at the top of a hillside and faces due south. The major landowners are La Chablisienne, with 10 acres; Fevre, with 6.38 acres; and V. Dauvissat, with 2.5 acres. Like all the Chablis vineyards, it is planted exclusively to Chardonnay.
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.