Grossot Chablis 1er Cru "Vaucoupin" 2018
The Chablis 1er Cru Vaucoupin vineyard is a very steep, south-facing slope in the commune of Chichée, on the south side of Fleys. The soil here is about half limestone and half clay. The vines in Grossot’s 1.6ha parcel on the upper part of the slope average 50 years of age. These factors contribute to the full-bodied, powerful and concentrated character of Grossot’s Vaucoupin – as well as great minerality. The grapes are hand-harvested, sorted in the vineyards and again at the winery, and gently pressed in a horizontal pneumatic press to ensure the fullest extraction of flavors and aromas. The juice ferments very slowly at low temperature in stainless steel tanks, and after a first racking, the wine rests in tanks to develop on its lees. Grossot aims to balance the natural power and density of the Vaucoupin vineyard with finesse and soft acidity to produce a superb Chablis 1er Cru. It needs at least three to five years in bottle to be fully enjoyed, but can be cellared for over 10 years. 830 cases made.