Montée de Tonnerre in Chablis, Burgundy, is a prestigious Premier Cru vineyard enjoying ample sunlight on a southwest-facing slope. The wines showcase enticing citrus and white flower aromas, with a harmonious balance of acidity and rich fruit flavours on the palate. They pair beautifully with seafood and poultry dishes and age gracefully, exemplifying Chablis' winemaking heritage.
Renowned for crafting exceptional Chardonnay wines, the Montée de Tonnerre wine-making region in Chablis, Burgundy, holds a prestigious status as one of the finest Premier Cru vineyards in the area.
The vineyard's unique position on the right bank of the Serein River and its south/southwest-facing aspect allows the vines to bask in ample sunlight, contributing to the optimal ripening of the grapes.
The soil is characterized by Kimmeridgian clay-limestone, a hallmark of Chablis, which imparts distinct mineral notes and a flinty character to the wines. This combination of terroir, sunlight exposure, and soil composition creates wines with exceptional finesse, complexity, and expression of place.
The wines are celebrated for their elegant and vibrant nature. On the nose, they showcase enticing aromas of citrus fruits, white flowers, and sometimes hints of ripe stone fruits. They go on to strike a harmonious balance between the vibrant acidity and rich fruit flavors on the palate, culminating in a crisp and refreshing finish.
Food pairings are versatile, as their bright acidity and mineral-driven character complement various dishes. They are particularly delightful with seafood and shellfish, such as oysters, scallops, and grilled fish, although they will also pair beautifully with poultry dishes and light cream-based sauces.
Montée de Tonnerre Chardonnays develop further complexity and depth with proper aging, evolving into wines of even greater refinement and elegance. Their ability to age gracefully adds to their allure, making them highly sought-after among wine enthusiasts who appreciate the true essence of Chablis' winemaking heritage.