Chablis is at the climactic limits of viticulture. The wines, often bordering on austerity, are sometimes capable of the most pure expressions of soil, weather, and ultimately, place of almost any wine in the world. Most of the time that lean, stony, salty character is taken advantage of as a refreshment, “Chablis and oysters on a warm summer day” is the mental image that the wines are most likely to conjure. For this purpose, people of the world guzzle down millions of liters of village level Chablis every year. But, rarely do people have the opportunity to taste what these wines are truly capable of. The Grand Cru wines of Chablis are grown on a single hillside and make up only 3% of the region’s total production. This Friday, however, you have the opportunity to taste a wine from each of the seven official Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis. Le Du’s has managed to gather wines from many of the region’s top producers, and from each of the top vintages of the past decade and a half. When was the last time you had the opportunity to learn about and appreciate all of Chablis’ Grand Crus side by side? When do you think you will have another? And, when again will that opportunity cost you just $100?
The following wines are being poured at the event:
Patrick Piuze Preuses Grand Cru 2016
Domaine Louis Michelle Grenoille Grand Cru 2014
Domaine Laroche Les Clos Grand Cru 2014
Billaud Simon Vaudesir Grand Cru 2012
Domaine Laroche Blanchots Reserve Grand Cru 2012
Domaine Louis Moreau Valmur Grand Cru 2010
Domaine William Fevre Bougros Grand Cru 2005
The Grand Crus of Chablis will be taking place at Le Du’s Wines on Friday, May 25th, from 6-8pm.