Chablis ORangerie 2012
The Chablis ORangerie is a beautiful vineyard located on the hill of Béru, above 300 meters of altitude. Its terroir is mostly
characterized by a concentration of clay relying on limestone, formed during the Kimmeridgian era.
The vines are approximately 30 years old. The pruning system is guyot double shape. 6500 vines are planted per hectare.
After a conversion to organic viticulture, the domain has now chosen an orientation towards biodynamy. The particular clayey
soils of the ORangerie coexist with Béru hillside's terroirs, which are among the stoniest terroirs of Chablis.
Date of harvest
End of September
Vinification and aging
The grapes are handpicked at maturity in 10kg crates. The harvest is directly pressed – in a pneumatic press at low
pressure. The wines have been fermented and aged in oak barrels from 2 to 4 wines, or more, during 18 months, and then
have been bottled without any fining or filtration. The close attention brought at each step of the winemaking process is the
key element, which allows low sulphur vinification.
The vintage 2012 was a complicated year in Burgundy, due to an accumulation of heavy rains and hailstorms. But the rays of
sun in September contributed to a nice concentration and to a beautiful maturity, which confirm the dynamic of 2012 vintage.
The Chablis ORangerie reflects the two faces of its terroir: on one side, ripe fruits' aromas and a nice roundness due to the
clay, and on the other side, a strong minerality thanks to the deep limestone. A powerful Chablis.