Jean-Marc Brocard `Domaine St Claire` Chablis 2011 (12 x 750mL), France.

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Overview

Appellation: Chablis AC

Chablis AC is theoretically the beginning of more locally specific wines of the region – but in truth it is needs not be much different to Petit Chablis. All Brocard (AC) Chablis comes from their own vineyards in their Domaine St. Claire near Prehy, giving them the opportunity to make a wine not only with Chablis’ hallmark style, of shape, structure and zippy finish, but also with a real personality of its own. This is a Brocard Chablis and reflects the soil it comes from! There’s little ‘complexing’ – no batonnage or oak - used here.

Region:
FRA - Burgundy
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

The aromas are of cereal, mineral, melon and citrus and the palate is tight but not severe and goes on to that lively, cleansing Chablis finish. 2011 is a very good vintage of perfect grapes, certainly with generosity this year, but with a higher nervy acidity than in recent vintages.

Cellaring

This wine is beautiful now, but will easily cellar and improve for some years yet. The toasty, and slightly earthy and honey characters that develop work wonders as extra layers to Chablis’ own raciness and primary complexities.

Food Matching

Chablis is a crisp dry white which embraces specific food matches, and is ideal where white meats and fish are involved, whether in a simple, even raw form or with another, say dairy or light earthy influence, are involved. At the same time, Chablis is also relaxed and adaptable wine for many more, even challenging, foods.

Vintage
2011
Region
FRA - Burgundy
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

"I built this domain with love and perseverance, with willing men and women and I hope you will enjoy reading these few pages :Let yourself be seduced ...."Jean-Marc Brocard

Jean-Marc Brocard's origins lie in the Côte d'Or. For he is a farmer's son from the village of Chaudenay-le-Château, not even the son of the vigneron. It was an accident of marriage that brought him to wine, he married Claudine (his childhood sweetheart), a vigneron's daughter from the village of St-Bris-le-Vineux in the valley of Yonne.

Starting with a hectare of vines from his father-in-law, Emile Petit, he has created an estate of some 180 hectares vineyards in Chablis and Burgundy.

Jean-Marc acknowledges a considerable debt to one of the old vignerons of St-Cyr les Colons, a man Louis Petit, who despite the name is unrelated to his father-in-law. The oldest vines of the Domaine Sainte Claire came from Louis Petit and it was he who gave to Jean-Marc the sense of tradition and a respect for nature, showing him that you can still maintain the old traditions, while practicing modern methods. Born and bred, devoted to the land and it's characterful wines.

A Vine grower, Jean-Marc is a specialist in the different wines of Chablis and its surrounding region. Brocard and his assistant wine maker pay close attention to the different characteristics of the various vineyards within the estate. Different cuvées of Chablis are labeled to the astrological sign at the time of bottling.

Committed also to Eco-friendly viticulture, Julien Brocard, Jean-Marc's son, develop the Biodynamic culture.

The company exports 60% of its produce mainly to the UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Japan and the USA.

Jean-Marc says "The truth of wine lies in the soil where it has grown. The technique is an important factor in the wine growing, but it is only an aid, the wine is essentially the product of its soil." also " The soil of Chablis is exceptional and cannot be found anywhere in the world ; therefore I am a hard believer of the future of Chablis even for the next Millennium."

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