- Domaine Pinson Freres
- 2022 - 2030
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Goedhuis, November 2021
The 64-year-old vines on the Pinson plot, which sits next door to their parcel of Forêts, flourish on this vineyard’s clay and chalk-based soils and produce a weightier 1er Cru than its neighbour. Initially the citrus fruits are a little reserved on the nose, but on the palate the wine has a bold structure. It has both weight and volume whilst always remaining alive and fresh. A hint of the seashore air about it, this is a classic Chablis, which would be ideal with shellfish.
Burghound, October 2021,
Score: 90 - 93
The more floral-suffused nose of both white and yellow orchard fruit reflects notes of spice, quinine, tidal pool and a more subtle hint of citrus influence. There is good refinement to the vibrant and rich but appealingly delineated flavors that dans across the palate on the lingering and saline-inflected finale. This is really quite fine and should age accordingly. Outstanding. Drink 2025+
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.