Le Comte Martin Chablis 1er Cru 2020

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  • In the heart of Chablis, in Burgundy, Louis Moreau produces and sells exceptional wines, worldwide recognized.
  • The grapes of the Le Clos Martin are carefully sourced and the process of vintification and aging utilizes centuries of knowledge and techniques
  • crafted by the Louis Moreau family who produce wine at the highest of quality standards.
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    $62.99
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    $63.99
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  • Mark Faber
    95 points

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The grapes of the Le Clos Martin are carefully sourced and the process of vintification and aging utilizes centuries of knowledge and techniques crafted by the Louis Moreau family who produce wine at the highest of quality standards.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Apple
    • Lemon
    • Nectarine
  • Palate
    • Apple
    • Cream
    • Peach

Food Pairings

  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Mark Faber

    95
    "Zippy clean, citric line of acid but more depth and power here compared to the AOC and Petit Chablis. Fine mineral flavours layered over with yellow apple and waxy lanolin. Finishes with a surprising amount of fruit weight and complexity despite the linearity- clean as a whistle."

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France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.

Chablis

Located in the northern region of Burgundy in France, only a two-hour drive southeast of Paris, Chablis is a wine region covering an area of approximately 2,225 hectares.

Like most of France’s oldest wine regions, the Romans were the first to have planted grapevines in Chablis and during the middle ages, the Catholic Church too played a big role in building commercial interest in wines from the area. It is believed that Chardonnay was first planted in the 12th century and spread throughout the rest of Burgundy from there. Chablis was annexed as a part of Burgundy by the Dukes of Burgundy in the 15th century.

The famous grapevines of Chablis are mostly made up of chardonnay and because of the cool climate of the area, the wines produced here are usually more acidic and less fruity than those made in warmer climates. The result gives the flinty, dry white wines aromas comprising of nuts, vanilla, butter, lemon, and pear. Unlike most of the other Burgundian white wines which are fermented in a barrel, Chablis winemakers rarely use this method of fermentation in order to keep the oaky flavours at bay. The Chablis vineyards are classified into 4 tiers of quality listed from high to low: Chablis Grand Cru, Chablis Premier Cru, Chablis and finally Petit Chablis. The wines of Chablis generally see less oak than their Burgundian counterparts and in many cases are fermented in stainless steel.

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    Chardonnay is an incredibly polarising grape variety. Some love it (it’s one of the most popular wines in the world); others have ascribed to an ABC (anything-but-Chardonnay) approach to white-wine drinking. The question is: Have you really gotten to know Chardonnay?

    One of the true classic white varieties, Chardonnay is an early-budding, early-ripening grape that can grow in a range of climates and soils. Consequently, it can be made in a wide range of styles, with something to suit everyone – think blanc de blanc Champagne; lean, steely Chablis; smoky Yarra Valley expressions; big, buttery American Chardys; and more.

    Join us on Thursday 1 September at 6:30pm at Sydney’s five-star Four Seasons hotel to taste a superb selection of these versatile wines. At this seated event, host and head buyer Mark Faber will take you through Chardonnay’s esteemed regions and styles, and most important – you’ll get to taste more than 25 of them! The Four Seasons chefs will provide a range of scrumptious small plates to accompany these fine wines! Come along and find your new favourite Chardonnay – it promises to be a memorable and delicious evening.

    Our previous Chardonnay events have sold out quickly, so get in early to secure your seat.

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    EuroMasters Wine Dinner Sydney 15th November 2022 6.30pm
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    • 10 Elizabeth St, Paddington, NSW 2021
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    EuroMasters Wine Dinner Sydney 15th November 2022 6.30pm
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    10 Elizabeth St, Paddington, NSW 2021

    Have you ever wanted to dine with a Master of Wine - one who frequently travels to the most exclusive and renowned wine regions of the world, tasting, judging, writing - and, over a multi-course menu of gourmet European cuisine, talk wine? The classics, the dark horses, the value-for-money secrets, not to mention their own personal top picks? This is your chance.

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About the brand Clos Martin

This exceptional winemaking family have been living in Chablis since 1814 and winemaker Louis is now the sixth generation. After studying enology-viticulture at the University of Fresno State (California) and several experiments in different Californian wineries, Louis returned to Chablis to follow in his family's footsteps.

With a global palate, and with a passion for respecting the environment, Louis favours a hands-off approach in both the vineyard and winery. He seeks the most natural solution possible to preserve the quality of his vines and grapes, and the results are crystalline, pure Chablis.

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