Domaine Jean Goulley, Chablis 2018
Domaine Jean Goulley, Chablis 2018
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Domaine Jean Goulley, Chablis 2018

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Clean, pronounced greengage aromas and a steely mineral, saline character. A classic Chablis with a mouthwateringly razor sharp finish.

Producer Note

Domaine Jean Goulley was formed in 1986 by Jean Goulley and is now run by his son Philippe. The family own 4.5 hectares in the Premier Cru districts which are the heart and soul of the Domaine. They own approximately 18 hectares in total and produce around 11,000 cases a year. In 1991, the domain became one of the very first certified organic producers in Chablis. All of the vineyards are farmed organically and the wines are produced with restricted use of sulphur. Philippe believes the organic farming methods permit an expressive and sustainable soil. Their wines are mineral, pure and lively.

Vintage

2018 is being hailed as an excellent vintage in Burgundy, with Chablis being no exception. The summer saw a long, hot growing period which ensured the vineyards remained healthy. The fruit is concentrated in varietal characteristics and the resulting wines are slightly lower in acidity.

Vineyard

Philippe Goulley believes in the ethos of organic farming along with that of minimal intervention; all of his vineyards are farmed organically. The double Guyot trained vines are grown in Kimmeridgian soils which are rich in clay and limestone, with fossilised sea-shells. The yields are kept to a maximum of 60 hectolitres per hectare.

Winemaking

The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity and were fermented with natural yeast in temperature controlled vats using organic principles. Philippe believes in highlighting terroir and he produces his wines in an unoaked style, allowing them to reveal the purity, minerality and vitality of the soil. A restricted use of sulphur was used during the vinification and the wine was lightly filtered, prior to bottling. It spent six months resting in stainless steel vats.

Tasting Note

A refined and pure Chablis with pronounced citrus aromas, a light mineral character and a characteristic saline note. A good weight on the palate leads to a long finish with a delicious hint of almond. Classic Chablis.

Grape

Chardonnay 100%