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Domaine Raveneau, Chablis 1 er Cru, Montee de Tonnerre, 2005

Your Price: $275.00

Producer: Domaine Raveneau
Optimum drinking: 2017-2025
Rating: 94 - Burghound
Grape varieties: Chardonnay 100%
Appellation: Chablis, Burgundy, France
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Raveneau’s Premier Crus lke the south-facing Montee de Tonnerre are considered as good as Grand Crus, and the Tonnerre is considered as one of Chablis’ top dozen wines and has a cult following; so we are delighted to have secured limited stocks of the 2005 vintage.

The Raveneau family owns some of the finest vineyard sites in Chablis, and their wines carry that steely minerality redolent of the terroir that defines this world famous style. The Raveneaus pioneered the use of barrel fermentation and extended lees contact in Chablis winemaking, producing wines with more power, concentration and richness than had been seen previously, yet retaining great balance. But their biggest asset are the vineyards that they bought parcel by parcel with a nose for the finest soils in the region, most of which are tiny (under a hectare).

Raveneau's Chablis' are hand-harvested and pressed immediately, they are aged for a year in small oak barrels called feuillettes (averaging 8 years old), which are half the size of a barrique; a key factor in their wines' unique creamy texture, without the oak flavours of newer barrels.

“…overall class and elegance with a gorgeously perfumed white flower fruit nose introducing linear, precise, intense and powerful medium full flavors that remain splendidly focused on the stunningly long finish that drenches the palate in dry extract. This is a striking 1er and one to buy as it easily delivers grand cru quality.” Burghound

”They are everything that Chablis should aspire to: tensile, mineral-laden, energetic, aloof and terroir-driven.”

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

omaine Raveneau, Chablis 1 er Cru, Montee de Tonnerre, 2005