Notes of candied lemon, peach. The palate is gourmet and precise.
Wine Spectator 91 points - A textbook flinty aroma gives way to green apple, lemon and mineral flavors. This white shows fine depth and richness, offset by vibrant acidity. Excellent length. Drink now through 2020.-B.S.
Rated #47 in Wine Spectator’s 2015 Top 100
Jean-Marc moved to Chablis for love and he learned about growing grapes and winemaking from his new father-inlaw.
In 1973 he purchased a two and a half acre plot and built a winery. He now owns 180 acres and makes a wide array
of labels including Premier and Grand Cru Chablis. The Sainte Claire Chablis falls below those categories making it
a great value. This 100% Chardonnay is grown on alternating layers of limestone and softer clay containing marine
fossils from the Jurassic period. This type of soil called Kimmeridgien gives the wine its distinct crisp style. We found
the wine to be quite full-bodied and packed with citrus flavors. Credit the 30+ year old vines with their deep roots and
smaller bunches of grapes producing a wine with complexity and concentration. We have featured Jean-Marcís wines
before but this is one of the best we have tasted. If you like Chablis you will love this wine. If you havenít tried one
in a while now is your chance.
|Located near Auxerre city, in the valley of the Serein river, Chablis is the centre of one of France’s eldest wine-growing regions.
150 million years ago, during the Jurassic era, the sea drew back from the Chablis area. It let a lot of small sea sediments -Exogyra virgula - in the soil called Kimmeridgien made up of layers of stones and clay. Thanks to this soil, the roots of the vine will get the specific mineral and salty flavours of Chablis wines.
Thanks to eco-friendly methods, Jean-Marc Brocard is still trying to respect this precious terroir in order to make high quality wines.