Alain Mathias, Maison Mathias Chablis, 6 Bottle Case, 75cl
Alain Mathias turned vigneron in 1982 setting up a cellar outside Epineuil, close to Tonnerre in an old quarry. Here he made a little Bourgogne and a little Chablis, and worked as closely to the soil as he could. He turned organic in 2013, having worked in this way for most of his life. In 2015 Carole and Bastien Mathias joined the domaine. They share the respect Alain had for his vines and have brought their own fresh ideas and new techniques to the cellar, including replacing tanks with amphora, replacing old oak with large format and using terracotta jars for 'elevage'. They want to age their wines, and for them with all the work they do in the vineyards, it is the least they can do to create the best space for them to age the wines in order to ensure they reflect the ongoing and hard work that has been put into them.
Chardonnay. From fruit sourced in Villy and the northern part of Chablis. Fermentation and elevage are stainless steel producing a fresh, taut style of wine with a hint of riper fruit typical of the vintage.