Chablis & Pauillac


Domaine Massin, Chablis & Château la Fleur Peyrabon – Pauillac

Crisp, complex Chablis, rich and full & a powerful, ripe Pauillac. Classic combination: a white Burgundy and a top quality red Bordeaux.


White: The Domaine Massin vineyard has a beautiful location in the heart of the Chablis region. The vineyards of AOP Chablis lie between the vineyards with Grand Cru status and the famous Montée de Tonnerre. And it also has vineyards at Montée de Tonnere itself. It is a young company and was started in 2011 by two friends Roland and Tristan. Roland does the management & sales and Tristan, son of a Champagne farmer, is the wine maker. He does the same for his family business in Champagne, but he really enjoys working in his own vineyards. They work with an eye for the environment and nature and will not use any chemical pesticides.

Tristan describes his wines as real Chablis. So crisp, mineral and with an extremely pure aroma. Complex, yet accessible due to the soft acids in his wines. Wines to really enjoy and he is very happy that his wines are now available in the Netherlands.

Red: Stately castle from the 18th century, or older? The oldest writings date back to 1766. At the end of the 19th century there was a high visit from Queen Victoria to attend a concert. From 1958 to 1998, the Babeau family, well known in Bordeaux, was the owner. In 1998, the trading house Millésima bought the chateau. They invested enormously in the vineyards and the winery. Almost 2 million Euros! At present, the domain comprises 57 hectares. For Château Peyrabon in Haut-Médoc 50 and for this Château La Fleur Peyrabon , 7 hectares in Pauillac.

It is a wine of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. The grapes are harvested by hand. The wine matures for 14 months in barriques, 50% of which are new. The 2015 is a super good year. According to oenologist Eric Boissenot, the wine has a lot of power and concentration. Wine with many facets, goes from the smell of ripe grapes to cassis. Clearly present tannins and plenty of flavour. It meets the expectations of this great year by its complexity. Will only get better with time. Score Neil Martin 89-91/100.


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