Domaine Brocard - Chablis de Sainte Claire - 2015
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Jean-Marc Brocard, the son of a farmer from the village of Chaudenay-le-Château in the Côte d’Or, discovered his passion for wine after marrying his childhood sweetheart Claudine, the daughter of vigneron Emile Petit from the Yonne Valley. In addition to his father-in-law, Jean-Marc credits much of his wine expertise to his mentor and distant relative, “P’tit” Louis, another vigneron from Chablis that provided him with a sense of vision and respect for nature combining traditional practices with modern winemaking techniques.
In 1973, Jean-Marc settled in Préhy, where he built his winery and 1 hectare vineyard. He has since created a 120 hectare estate and produces over 30 unique single vineyard Chablis. In 1996, Jean-Marc’s son, Julien Brocard, joined the family business with a vision to turn the entire estate into a biodynamic and organic culture.
Chablis wines take their famous mineral and fresh character from the vine’s roots which dig deep into the Kimméridgien limestone.
The Chablis Sainte Claire is comprised of 100% Chardonnay from 30 year old vines with south-facing exposures in the Village of Préhy. Soils are Kimmeridgian with alternate layers of limestone and marls containing fossilized marine bodies, which give this Chablis its fresh & vibrant minerality. Planted 5,700 vines per hectare, all farmed biodynamically. The wine was fermented using native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and then aged in tank for 9 months. Malolactic fermentation completed.