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2009 Francois Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur #146443052


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Reviews 96 points Wine Advocate "...unfurling in the glass with notes of waxy lemon rind, lime zest, wheat toast and iodine, framed by light reduction. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and concentrated, with immense density and controlled power, displaying a deep, tight-knit core and concluding with a long, mineral and beautifully defined finish. (WK)" 95 points John Gilman "The nose offers up a complex and very pure blend of pears, peaches, lemon, a touch of orange, stony minerality and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure and complex on the attack, with a rock solid core of fruit, a fine base of minerality, brisk acids and outstanding focus and grip on the very, very long finish. (JG)"

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About Francois Raveneau

There is Chablis, and then there is Domaine François Raveneau. The appellation’s benchmark producer may only bottle a miniscule 3,000 cases per year, but it nevertheless manages to boast an impressive array of terroirs, including five premier cru and three grand cru vineyards. Celebrated for their consistently high quality and astounding age-worthiness, the wines of Domaine François Raveneau are true collectibles.

François Raveneau’s sons, Bernard and Jean-Marie, run the family estate today, with the help of Bernard's daughter, Isabelle. Together they continue to conjure the same magic as their father by following the family traditions, farming in some of Chablis’ most prized Kimmeridgian limestone soils. Unlike many of their neighbors, the brothers harvest entirely by hand. The Raveneau winemaking style includes a gentle pressing, fermentation in tank, while allowing the lees to settle and saving only the very finest before racking the wines into barrel for 18 months in neutral oak barrels and feuillettes. Penetrating and stony, aromatic and intense, these are among the finest Chardonnays in the world.

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