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The name Antonin Rodet has been rhyming with Mercurey in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise since 1875, when the house was founded by Antoine Rodet, known as Antonin. The Clos Rodet, a 17th Century bourgeois mansion situated in the heart of the village, is embodying the House’s historical heart, cellar and values.
For decades, the visionary Rodet family did not hesitate to invest in one of the oldest terroirs in Burgundy and contributed to the business development of the House, brought the Rodet signature into international markets and enhanced its reputation to become a reference in Mercurey and far beyond the native region.

CHABLIS PREMIER CRU
"MONTMAINS"

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Grape variety

100% Chardonnay.

Tasting notes

Color: pale gold with green reflections.

Nose: very complex mineral with notes of praline and exotic fruits.

Palate: very delicious, reminiscent of mango and hazelnut. The finish is long and suggests a very promising wine.

Wine and food pairing

Will be perfect with seafood, notably oysters and Norway lobsters, but also grilled fish, veal blanquette and goat cheeses.

Serving temperature

Serve ideally at a temperature of 14°C. (57°F.).

Ageing potential

Very pleasant in its freshness and minerality, this premier cru will express its full potential up to 4 to 6 years after its vintage.

History

The most recent official Premier Cru list was established in 1986. It names 79 vineyards covering a total surface area of about 600 hectares. Chablis winegrowers decided to reclassify these plots in order to promote only 17 of them. The vineyards in question are located on both sides of the Serein River in the communes of Chablis, Fontenay, Maligny, Chichée, La Chapelle-Vaupelteigne, Courgis, Fleys and Beines.

The 37 hectares of the Montmains climat are located on the left bank of the Serein in the commune of Chablis. Often austere when young, and marked by mineral and lemony aromas, these wines stand out for their excellent ageing potential. Gentle slopes. Kimmeridgian marl.

Vinification and maturing

The grapes were brought in as musts and underwent a slow pneumatic pressing followed by a very cold static settling before alcoholic fermentation, which lasted 7-10 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks (18 to 20°C). After 3 days, 20% of the juice was racked into barrels. Aged for 6 months on its lees, with frequent pumping over. 100% malolactic fermentation. Light filtration before bottling.