Tasting Notes: Citrus, Mineral, White Peach, White Flowers
In 1984, Jean Claude Courtault seized the chance to buy 1.5 hectares of 4 year old vines in the Chablis area. He subsequently expanded his holding and established his eponymous domaine. His first vintage was 1987, and the wine was rewarded with a gold medal. The Domaine now has 27 hectares.
The Courtault Grand Cru Valmur is full bodied, well structured, elegant, complex, with multiple layers, and a long finish. The generous palate presents citrus especially orange peel, stone fruits especially white peach, mineral/stoniness, homey, yellow apple and notes of white flowers. It will reach peak drinkability this year, but has the stuffing to continue developing easily for another 15. A perfect pairing with fine fish in cream sauce and it's an ideal accompaniment to lobsters and crayfish.