A slightly riper style leads away from the typical lemon-lime citrus fruit to a display of delicious pineapple and other tropical nuances. Still buoyed by vibrant supporting fresh acidity, this Chablis is almost what one would expect from a couple of years of quiet cellaring. Slight saltiness helps accentuates and make all the sensory perceptions more vivid. This wine should be enjoyed over the next couple of vintages. A terrific wine if one is being introduced to Chablis for the first time.
Domaine Costal / Henri Costal is a unique collaboration between the well-known Chablis producer Domaine Jean Collet and Kermit Lynch. The project began with a simple barrel tasting with Kermit and led to a custom label, custom vinification, and bottling process exclusively for the American market. The end result of this first tasting was a terroir-driven Chablis from a single vineyard site called Truffières, loosely translated as “land of the truffles.”
The vines are worked organically and Kermit and the Collet family together agree on a blend of stainless steel, foudre, and barrel vinifications. The bottlings are not filtered or cold-stabilized—a true rarity in Chablis. The skill of the Collets and their excellent terroirs combine to produce wines of extraordinary purity and finesse. There is no mistaking it—one taste and you are in Chablis territory: zesty minerality, wet stone, freshness and nervosity.
• 100% of wine is vinified in stainless steel and aged for another 10 months in stainless steel
• After being raised in stainless steel for 10 months, wine spends 3 months in demi-muid barrels (600-L)
• The wine is neither fined nor filtered
• The Truffières vineyard is located in the commune of Villy, north of the town of Chablis. The vines are 20+ years old and planted on limestone