- Montmains - textbook, age-worthy Chablis
- Organically grown
- Duplessis has a superb location in this large Premier Cru
Domaine Gérard Duplessis is a family run cellar today managed by Lilian Duplessis. Every vineyard is worked in accordance to organic farming since 2007. All vineyards used for village, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru wines are on the famous Kimmeridgian limestone, Montmains - the 'medium sized mountain' - is one of the largest Premier Crus and faces south west and Duplessis occupies 3 hectares making it the largest parcel of the Domaine and intersetingly comprises the oldest vines, up to 80 years. One parcel lies on the border between Montmains & Foret and then the second soley in the latter Foret. Lilian considers this his favourite Cru with all the typicity Chablis is known for.
The 2017 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru has a crisp and taut, slightly austere bouquet that takes time to get warmed up in the glass, retaining those classic flint and smoke aromas. The palate is fresh and vibrant with a fine bead of acidity, touches of orange rind and dried apricot with a gentle, caressing finish that seems to just "wash over" the senses.
2014 - The 2014s are distinctly classic in style with higher acidity, much more terroir-expressive, much more tensile and reserve. They are, what you might flippantly term, "proper Chablis”