Chablis "Stellaris" 1er Cru Vaucoupin, L&C Poitout '16 (Burgundy, France)

100% Chardonnay

Louis and Catherine Poitout make wine plot by plot, the better to showcase each parcel's terroirs. The Stellaris Vaucoupin 1er Cru is from the Vaucoupin West-facing vineyard in the town of Chichée, on Kimmeridgian lands with thin soils and small chalky stones. Hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel, it stays there until Spring, when it is lightly fined and filtered before being bottled.

The result is a wine that is gorgeously expressive, with white flowers, pears, yellow apples, bright chalky citrus, pith, cheesy and leesy notes, carried along on a medium body that is crisp yet mouthfilling at the same time. The finish is long, and almost saline in its minerality.