Chablis 1er Cru Mont du Milieu Vieilles Vieilles
Located in the heart of the Chablis region, Maison Pascal Bouchard offers a full range of wines from Chablis and the Grand Auxerrois region, spreading over 40 hectares. Pascal Bouchard is one of the leading negociants, working closely with small quality groomed growers. The impressive modern cuverie is perfectly suited to the highest quality requirement with crop handled by gravity, possibility to vinify micro-cuvées separately thanks to a park of various tank sizes, and an underground thermo-regulated wine cellar to allow the wines to age perfectly. All the bottling and shipping is done on site. In 2015 Maison Pascal Bouchard got purchased by Burgundy Maison Albert Bichot, also proprietor of Chablis Château Long-Depaquit. The two entities share their respective knowledge, even though they are run and managed separately.
Located on the right bank of the Serein River (villages of Fleys and Fyé), Mont du Mileu comes from its location on a hill which used to mark out a boundary between Burgundy and Champagne in the Middle Ages. The soils (Kimmeridgian limestone) are very similar to those of the adjacent Grands Crus.Fifty year old Chardonnay vines rooted in south facing kimmeridgian limestone soils. Barrel fermented and aged 10 months on fine lees.
Crisp and edgy, this is a ripe while crisp and cool wine. With bright acidity and tangy lemon zest, it’s a still young and full of citrus fruits. The mineral, taut texture promises some good aging.