Les Hauts de Milly Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet 2020
Region: Chablis, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
The Kimmeridgian clay soils in Côte de Léchet lend this wine a distinct saline edge and powerful character. The nose is fragrant with aromas of white flowers, lemon and apricot and hints of gunflint. On the palate are intense citrus fruit flavours and a persistent salinity which carry through to the long finish.
The Côte de Lechet vineyard lies just above the small village of Milly, on a steep, southeastern facing slope. The family owns nine hectares in this vineyard, making them the largest owners of this cru. The grapes come from 25 different parcels in the vineyard.
The family behind Les Hauts de Milly, Didier Defaix and Hélène Jaeger-Defaix, own vineyards in both Chablis and Rully through marriage. The winery and cellar are located in the small village of Milly, on the left bank of the Serein, where all the grapes are brought for vinification so they can keep a watchful eye over the quality and ageing of the wine.