La Manufacture Chablis Premier Cru Forêts 2021

Traditional Price €53
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Ben’s goal with his La Manufacture label is to show the incredibly varied and nuanced areas that Chablis has to offer.

You see, most Chablis ends up in one big samey blend, because people just want the word Chablis on the label.

One such special place is Forêts, which is a ‘climat’ of the better-known Montmains Premier Cru.

With Forêts’ south- and east-facing slopes, you get quite a ripe style of Chardonnay from all the sunshine. So Ben picks the grapes slightly early to retain freshness and elegance.

You might know that the hallowed soil is what makes Chablis taste so good. The soil in Forêts is no different - the vineyard sits on Kimmeridgian limestone, with lots of clay and fossils that give the wine its classic flinty characteristic.

You could easily compare it to the nearby Grand Cru Blanchot.

Benjamin then adds complexity through ageing in one-third oak barrels, one-third stainless steel, and one-stail big oak casks.

It’s a masterful example of elegant and complex Burgundian Chardonnay, from a brilliant vintage at a great price.

Wine type WHITE
Country France
Region of origin BOURGOGNE
Vintage 2021
Alcohol % 13
Oak? YES
Months in Oak 10 MONTH
Type of Oak 500 L DEMI MUITS
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) NO
Average age of vines 30
Average altitude of vines (m) 300
Closure Type DIAMS CORK
Is this wine organic? NO
Biodynamic? NO
Sustainably produced? YES
Suitable for vegans? YES
Ageing potential (years) 10
Ideal drinking window 24-30

Benjamin comes from Chablis royalty - the Laroche family have been rooted here since 1663. Growing up in the vines, he was always destined to continue the family legacy.

Read more about Benjamin.

Simply grilled fish. Seafood and cold soup. Poultry in creamy sauce. Any kind of creamy cheeses with some dried fruits.

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