2021 Domaine Oudin Chablis Les Caillottes
This Chablis produced by Jean-Claude and Christiane Oudin and daughter Nathalie. This family domain is located in the picture Chichée 4km southeast of Chablis and this part has the best terroirs. We work with respect for nature, including minimal use of fertilizers and chemicals, and the vineyards are plowed with horses. Was allowed to mature "Sur Lie" for 24 months before bottling. This is the sediment of dead yeast cells, but without remnants of shells, leaves, stems, flesh, and other 'dirt', or the coarse dregs. This way of producing does take a lot more time, but it does ensure that the wine gets more body, more structure and a nicer aromatic complexity. Maturation on the dregs of dead yeasts also results in slower and more controlled maturation as the yeasts bind the oxygen in the wine. All this is done in large oak barrels so that oxygen can reach the wine in a very controlled manner without wood having (too) much influence.
This cuvee "Les Caillottes" made from 100% chardonnay is a very charming and elegant wine. Fresh, beautifully dry with complex notes of honey and lime intertwined with beautiful mineral notes that are so typical of a good chablis. Unfortunately, Chablis has become a fashion wine and separating the wheat from the chaff is difficult. The "Les Caillotes" from Domaine Oudin is an example of how a good Chablis should be and all this at a very acceptable price.
In the French village of Chichée, 4 km southeast of Chablis, the Oudin family has its vineyards of approx. 8 hectares. The focus at Domaine Oudin is entirely on producing authentic quality (chablis) white wines with respect for terroir and environment (limitation of chemicals, plowing with horses, hand picking) and using the most natural vinification with long ripening on the lees. The result is absolute quality wines. elegant, round, complex, mineral, full.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fresh, Mineral, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Voor alledag|