La Moutonne” is a vineyard nestled in a natural amphitheatre at the heart of the Grand Cru sector of the historic age-old Chablis wine country. Its shape and ideal location make it a natural solar receptor. Sitting 95% in “Vaudésir” and 5% in “Les Preuses” (formerly owned by the Pontigny monks), “La Moutonne” is a monopole meaning Domaine Long-Depaquit is the sole owner. With its south/south-eastern exposure and a steep slope of almost 40%, this vineyard is protected from north winds.
The nose is evocative of fleshy fruit (peach, nectarine) with discreet citrus and floral notes (jasmine, violet). Full-bodied and generous on the palate with very distinct marly minerality due to the micro-terroir. Immensely fresh, light, and supple with hints of oak and exceptional length.
“La Moutonne” Grand Cru is the perfect match for the noblest fish or shellfish, lightly pan-fried or in a cream sauce. If enjoyed when aged, this Grand Cru is a fine accompaniment for farm-raised chicken in cream sauce.
Serve between 10 and 12°C (50°F – 53°F).
Located on the easternmost side of Chablis, “Les Blanchots” is a plot that is quite unique among the Grand Crus of Chablis. Its clay and limestone soil that contains ferrous clay along with an exceptional amount of morning sunlight give “Les Blanchots” a very distinctive and dominating floral character with remarkable finesse.
Les Blanchots is remarkably elegant. The nose is dominated by a bouquet of white flowers (Lillies, roses). The mouth is ample and generous with great harmony. The finale is very mineral with discreet hints of sea air and smoke (flint, pencil graphite).
Young, it will accompany seafood. With more age; poultry and veal in sauces, dishes based on truffles and mushrooms, local cheeses.
SERVING AND KEEPING
Serve between 11 and 13°C (52°F – 55°F).
This Grand Cru may be enjoyed in its youth or laid down for a dozen or so years to allow it to acquire hints of honey and spring meadow mushrooms.