- Domaine Pinson Freres
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Goedhuis, December 2017
The Pinsons are fortunate enough to own a sizable chunk of this grand cru, and it is the flagship wine of the estate. 20% is fermented in new oak, followed by ageing in old barrels. This richness of oak matches the sweet concentration of apricot, kumquat and pineapple in a beautiful balance. You can feel the power here. It is still so tightly wound, but will unfurl in magnificent splendour.
Burghound, October 2018,
A light but not imperceptible application of wood sets off the mineral reduction, lychee, apple, oyster shell and soft iodine hints. There is outstanding richness and volume to the intense and muscular full-bodied flavors that possess obvious power, all wrapped in a sappy, bone dry and stony finish. This is sufficiently tight and structured to benefit from mid-term aging.
Burghound, October 2017,
A light but not invisible application of wood sets off the mineral reduction, apple, oyster shell and soft iodine hints. There is outstanding richness and volume to the intense and muscular full-bodied flavors that possess obvious power, all wrapped in a sappy and stony finish. This is sufficiently tight and structured to benefit from mid-term aging. Sweet Spot
Domaine Pinson Freres
The Pinson family vie with the Droins as one of the oldest in the town, with documents showing their presence back in 1640, while 1880 shows the first records of Louis Pinson selling bottles of their wine under the family label. It is now run by brothers Christophe and Laurent, joined by Laurent’s daughter, Charlène. The family team oversee 12 hectares of vineyards, including 2.5 hectares of Les Clos and 4.75 hectares of Mont de Milieu, from which they make extraordinarily fine and classical Chablis. They like to use oak barrels for maturation, although the influence of new oak is only ever a gentle whisper in the background of their steely wines. Their wines consistently show the raciness and elegance of fine Chablis.
Chablis is world famous for its fine white wines produced from the Chardonnay grape. The best vineyards are perched above the winding Serein river and are south or southwest facing ensuring better ripeness in this cooler climate. It has four appellation levels. Petit Chablis is the most modest and simple followed by Chablis, which is the largest and most prominent. Premier cru Chablis is the third largest appellation and encompasses almost 40 different climats or vineyards including the famed Montée de Tonnerre, Fourchaumes and Mont de Milieu. The most noble of all Chablis are the grand crus of which there are 7 climats in total Bougros, Les Preuses, Vaudésir, Grenouilles, Valmur, Les Clos and Blanchot. The wines of Chablis have remained some of the best value in the world, particularly their superb grand crus which can easily cost 50% less than its closest revered white grand cru neighbour, Corton Charlemagne.