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  • 195. Chablis AC 2013, Les Serres

    Domaine Oudin

    100% Chardonnay (12.5% alc.)

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    This comes from a plateau of limestone above the village of Chichée, next to the 1er cru of Vaucoupins. Cuve aged, it is given an extended elevage on fine lees before bottling after 20 months. It displays an extraordinary depth of fruit, intense strong, chalky taste with great length. For drinking now to 2019+.

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Winemaker
J-C Oudin, previously an electrical engineer living in Paris, Domaine Oudin
Location
Chichée
Size of domaine
8 hectares – 1½ hectares for les Serres (his top cuvee of Chablis)
Grape
Chardonnay. 18-20 yr old average on 41B rootstock. Pruned double guyot.
Terroir
Stony, kimmeridgian limestone plateau sited on hills on the opposite site of the valley from 1er Cru Vaucoupins.
Viticulture
Debud yearly, never carry out vendanges en vert. Uses sulphur against oidium. No chemical fertilisers or weedkillers. Ploughs the soil 3 times starting in March. Harvests 100% by machine in this vineyard. Vines pruned to ensure never exceeds 55-60 hectos per hectare.
Vinification
Destalked, pressed by pneumatic press and vinification in stainless steel cuve. Use natural indigenous yeasts if possible. Sometimes have to add VLI yeast as looks for rapid start to the fermentation. Malolactics completed and racked once at the end. In certain vintages carries out batonnage of the fine lees during a 21 months ageing period (bottled in June). Fined with isinglass and filtered with bentonite. Bottled with their own equipment.
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