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Domaine Bois d'Yver Chablis 2011

ID No: 302461
Country:France
Regions:Burgundy
Chablis
Winery:Domaine du Bois d'Yver
Grape Type:Chardonnay
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2011
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Soil : Ancient alluvial soils to well drained pebbly clay & limestone soils in the center slope, and mix of Jurassic marl, brown calcic and limestone soils

Exposition : South East

Altitude : 250m to 330m

Average age of vines : 35 years

Surface area : 1.4 hectares

Yield : 40 hl/ha


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Product Description

Domaine Bois d'Yver Chablis - 2011 is made from 100% Chardonnay.
Low yield: 40 hl/ha
Harvest is usually conducted here almost 2 weeks after the other Domaines in the region.
They want to reach full maturity of the grapes allowing to obtain mineral and exotic notes at the same time. It is a full bodied Chablis. Quite delicious and balanced with a lingering finish.

Winery: Domaine du Bois d'Yver

The Domaine du Bois d'Yver Estate

Georges Pico established the Domaine back in 1980. They are located in the village of Courgis, 3 kilometres South-West of Chablis. Georges started with 4 hectares and worked at that time with his father-in-law. At one point, the Estate was spreading over 24 hectares.
 
Today, he works with his son Thomas, who is now in charge of the vinification.

 

The Domaine du Bois d'Yver Vineyard

Every year for the last few years, Georges has been giving his son Thomas, a few parcels. While Thomas has decided to vinify and bottle his wine separately (under the label "Pattes Loup"), he decided to produce more modern, international style wines, with heavy presence of oak and the use of barrel fermentation and barrel ageing.

In a completely opposite style, the wines at the Domaine du Bois d'Yver are not aged in Oak and don't go through a barrel in the vinification or ageing process.

Today, Thomas has 8 hectares for his own brand and Georges kept 16 hectares for the production of the Domaine du Bois d'Yver.

Georges also produces a Chablis Premier Cru "Montmains" that we will problably get in the future but that was already completely sold out when we visited the Estate in January 2013.

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