2020 Pierrick Laroche Chablis Premier Cru 'Butteaux' - Burgundy France
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A bit more tightly wound than the Fourchaume, as the aromas evolve there are loads of Granny Smith apples, hints of flint and limes. The palate is more rewarding with a fine layer of acidity that wraps around rich citrus and white peach. Hints of white spice abound and naturally there is a core of salinity through the middle. Absolutely smashing, will get better.
Butteaux is one of the ‘climats’ of Premier cru Montmains which is regarded as one of the top Premier cru vineyard sites in Chablis lying beside or below Vaillons. Being one of the most southern locations for 1er cru in Chablis it is regarded as a cooler site with slightly later harvest. Here there is a very thin layer of clay which overlays the Kimmeridgian marls.