Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Vieilles Vignes
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.
Les Clos is the largest and most widely known of the seven climats of the Chablis Grand Cru white wine appellation. It covers a single, southwest-facing slope above the town of Chablis.
Sixty years old Chardonnay vines rooted in a south west facing Kimmeridgian limestone terroir. Fermented in used oak barrel then aged on lees in the same vessels for 12 months.
Coming from arguably the grandest of the Chablis Grand Crus, this is an impressive, rich and structured wine. It is concentrated, intense with minerality, pure acidity and great fruitiness. The wine has depth and power, a ripe wine that captures the full strength of the fine vineyard.