Les Hauts de Milly Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2019
- White Wine
A more subtle but not invisible touch of wood influence adds breadth to the mildly exotic aromas of ripe white orchard fruit, iodine, quinine and discreet petrol wisps. The very rich and full-bodied flavors possess an almost creamy mouthfeel though the finish tightens up while flashing an abundance of salinity. This too should reward mid-term cellaring. - AM
The family behind Les Hauts de Milly, Didier Defaix and Hélène Jaeger-Defaix, own vineyards in both Chablis and Rully through marriage, along with vineyards in the Côte d’Auxerre just south of Chablis. All the vineyards are farmed organically, and some are in the process of going through a three year conversion period before being officially certified. The winery and cellar is located in the small village of Milly, on the left bank of the Serein, where all of the grapes are brought for vinification so Didier and Hélène can keep an eye over the quality and ageing of the wine.