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Domaine de la Motte cultivates approximately 28 hectares of vines, which surround the family's home village of Beine.

Image Domaine de la Motte cultivates approximately 28 hectares of vines, which surround the family's home village of Beine.

Appellations :

    Petit Chablis
    Chablis
    Chablis Vieilles Vignes
    Chablis 1er Cru Vauligneau
    Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

All the vineyards are around the village of Beine near to Chablis Burgundy, the department of Yonne (89).

The vines of Petit Chablis are found on chalky soil of the Portlandian and Jurassic periods.

The Chablis vines are exposed on slopes facing northwards planted on clay/chalk soil from the Kimmeridgian period.

The parcel of Chablis 1er Cru Vauligneau faces southwest where the soil is more clay based from the kimmerigian era.

Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy is situated next the lake of Beine which faces south to South-east with white clay and chalk soil which gives length to the wine.

 

    Tasting notes

    Image Tasting notes

    The Petit Chablis is a light fruity wine that marries perfectly with oysters and all shellfish. This wine can be enjoyed for 5 years from the vintage (stored in the correct conditions).

    The Chablis is vigorous, fresh with floral notes ; a wine that goes well with Burgundy snails, Chablis sausage and seafood. This wine can age from 5 to 7 years.

    The Chablis Vieilles Vignes is a wine produced from grapes that are picked from vines averaging 40 years. The yields are low making small concentrated and aromatic grapes, producing a wine of exceptional roundness on the palate. This wine has a longer ageing potential which will delighted those who appreciate older Chablis.

    The Chablis 1er Cru Vau-Ligneau is a Chablis of great subtlety, finesse and long finish of flint. A wine that matches well with smoked salmon, foie gras, and scallops. This wine can age from 5 to 10 years.

    The Chablis 1er cru Beauroy has a specific power that allows this wine to be aged in oak. The wine has a golden nuance and gives aromas of toasted almonds, vanilla with a long finish. This are renowned hallmarks of this particular 1er Cru. This wine can be kept from 5 to 10 years.

    The Bourgogne Pinot Noir is a red wine that has surprising aromas of red fruit and balance. It highlights all red meat dishes and cheese. Can be enjoyed for 5 years following the vintage.