The village of COURGIS is one of the 20 villages to produce "Chablis appellation" which is over 4000 hectares big. This village is located in the south west of the Chablis' area, on a little mountain (300 metres high).
The 35 years old vines of the Domaine des Temps Perdus are very well exposed to the south. The production is very regular each year because of the wanting of taking care of the vines in a reasonable way. Not too much chemicals but just what is needed and much hand-making care.
Pure Kimmeridgian made during the Jurassic period when the sea was covering a big part of the"bassin parisien". The soil is chalked with many little oysters fossilised.
Grape variety: 100% chardonnay.
Vinification: hand-made harvest when the maturation is over. Bunches are pressed out with a pneumatic press, the juice is fermented in tank with temperature control: 100 % malolactic fermentation. The wine is left on the lees during several months. Slow natural sedimentation.
Tasting notes: 2006 is a very classic vintage for the Chablis and the balance between all the elements and especially alcohol and acidity which are extremely good.
The wine gives white flowers and white peach flavours. The mineral flavours come after taste. It is delicious either on its own or with fish and seafood.
Serve cool, not chilled.
At its best: 2 to 8 years.
- Cité dans le magazine Bourgogne Aujourd'hui, Août/ Septembre 2007 - Burgondia d'or
- Le Grand Guide des vins de France 2009 Bettane & Desseauve
- Guide des Meilleurs Vins à Petits Prix 2009 et Guide hachette des Vins 2009