Chablis by Domique Gruhier | 2017
The beginning of a New Year is a time to refocus, reset, and refresh, and no wine sums-up those goals better than a fine Chablis. The wine world is more dynamic than ever, constantly keeping us on our "wine toes" with fresh faces, quirky grapes, and curious colors. And, although, it's thrilling (the rush of novelty), it feels good to pause, refocus, and come home to the classics.
A Becky Wasserman selection, Dominique Gruhier made a splash in France with his fragrant red wines, pretty Pinot Noirs from the hills of Épineuil, just northeast of Chablis. Certified organic, he dialed back his natural winemaking methods in 2006 (after he couldn't drink his own wines because they were so full of brettanomyces and funk). Sourced from two parcels on Chablis' right bank, aged in a combination of barrel and steel, Dominique's Chablis wines have a certain flare about them. They are soft and custardy, then energize the palate with a friendly smack of cold stony acidity. Called the "Master of Making it Happen," looks like there's a new "Dom" on the block in Burgundy.
Region: Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes: Custard, lemon-lime, white stone
Drink with: Niu Kitchen's Mushroom Confit
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