2014 Brocard Chablis Les Vieilles Vignes de Sainte Claire
International Wine Review Jean-Marc Brocard, 2014 Brocard Chablis Les Vieilles Vignes de Sainte Claire
"The Vielles Vignes de Sainte Claire is sourced from 60 year-old vines farmed biodynamically. It displays a perfumed nose with hints of yellow flowers and flint. It is big and soft on the attack and full bodied with refined honeyed flavors and lovely lingering fruit extract." –August 2015
Wine Advocate Jean-Marc Brocard, 2014 Brocard Chablis Les Vieilles Vignes de Sainte Claire
"The 2014 Chablis Vieilles Vignes Domaine Sainte Claire has an attractive nose that to be honest, is little different from the regular bottling at this early stage. The palate is crisp on the entry with a touch of sour lemon, a keen line of acidity and perhaps just a little more persistence on the finish. Enjoy this over the next five or six years."
Jean-Marc Brocard, 2014 Brocard Chablis Les Vieilles Vignes de Sainte Claire
The Brocard Vieilles Vignes Sainte Claire is from a Massal selection of very old vines planted after WWII that gives tiny yields of around 30 hl per hectare. The vineyard sits on southwest facing exposures in class Chablis Kimmeridgian limestone soils. It is fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel, no battonage, and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine ages on its lees in stainless tanks for added complexity. Like all of Brocard's wines, it was farmed Biodynamically. Jean-Marc Brocard calls this wine "the most consistent ager in our cellar over the last 20 years."