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Chablis ORangerie

The Chablis appellation covers a wide area and offers very contrasted types of terroirs.
In the particular case of the Chablis ORangerie' parcel of the Château de Béru, is located in the Béru area. Its characteristic is revealed by a combination of clay and limestone in the soil. The wine produced reflects the harmony of its terroir : ripe fruits' aromas, a nice roundness and strong minerality. A great attention during the vinification in barrels, reveals the concentration of clay relying on limestone.

The vines are 30 years old. They are conducted in guyot double shoot, the density of plantation is 6500 feet per hectare.

Considerable improvements have been made since 2006, noticeably in the organic prevention of diseases, in the trellising, and biodynamic pratices, in the soil work.



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Chablis ORangerie 2012

Grape variety
100% Chardonnay

Terroir
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.

Vineyard
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.

2012 vintage
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.

 


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