Yannick Cadiou, Chablis, France 2019
Yannick Cadiou was until recently the head vigneron for Domaine Laroche, one of Chablis' grandest domaines. He now has his own, meticulously managed little estate and is turning out small amounts of first-rate Chablis at very good prices.
His parcel of vineyards are organically farmed and hand harvested. Yields are low but as a result, the wines are wonderfully fragrant and intense. This crisp, mineral, fruit forward 2019 is a mouth-wateringly good example.
Offered: December 2021.
Alcohol: 12.5% abv.
Vintage Report: 2019 was a small vintage, yielding complex and intense wines.
Tasting Notes: Fresh and minerally with ripe citrus fruit (lemon and grapefruit) and floral notes.
Drinking window: At its best 2021 - 2028.
Food matching: Drink with smoked salmon, vegetable risotto or hard cheeses such as Comté or Gruyère, to name a few.