Albert Pic Chablis Premier Cru Montmains
Vintage: 2009 (Current) | 2010 (Pending)
Originally founded in 1755, Albert Pic is one of Chablis‘ oldest houses. In 1985 Baron Patrick de Ladoucette took control of the house and began making important changes. His experience in modernizing the Ladoucette cellars in Pouilly-sur -Loire inspired Baron Patrick to make similar changes at Albert Pic: thermo-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks, sodium lamps in the aging sheds to prevent the disagreeable taste produced by light, and many other improvements. These new installations have produced exceptional results, proving that one does not always have to use oak barrels to make top quality wines. Montmains is regarded as one of the best Premiers Crus of the left bank, producing delicate wines with good aging potential. The vineyard is comprised of 28 acres, with northeastern exposure.
Grapes are hand-picked at harvest. Malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, where the wine is then matured on fine lees for six months and clarified with a fining agent.
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 5-7 years