- Farming MethodOrganic Farming
Domaine Romain Collet Chablis Butteaux Premier Cru 2018
By now, you know our championing of this producer (gotta get in before the prices climb…!), and hopefully, you love Romain’s wines as much as we do. At this point, the wine is open and ready for business. Rich and concentrated (for something under $30!!) with all that wonderful citrus and lemon complexity, flintiness, and overall sense of harmony. We LOVE it and you will too!
Butteaux is one of the most prized 1er cru sites in Chablis, which is actually a Premier Cru that is nested within the southern portion of the larger Montmains 1er cru and is flanked by Forets to the north. Butteaux is the steepest portion of the vineyard with limestone and white clay, and is known for being firm, powerful, and highly concentrated in comparison to Montmains or Forets. This is hallowed territory, with neighboring vines being owned by heavy hitters like Raveneau and Dauvissat. Fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel, and then rests in large, neutral foudres for 12 months. Farming is all organic to boot. This is the real deal! While it lasts...!
PAIRING IDEAS: This is so good, and so affordable, we’re planning pulled pork sandwiches this weekend. No BBQ sauce though, we’re classing it up a bit with David Chang’s scallion ginger sauce - recipe here. Just pile it on a great bun and you’re DONE.
MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: “I Can’t Explain” from The Who is on repeat in our heads. Keith Moon was a legend!