Chablis, Louis Michel & Fils
The Michel family has been cultivating their passion for tradition and the Chablis terroir since 1850. In the mid-20th century, the family stopped making wine in wooden barrels in favor of stainless steel tanks to create clean, pure, and precise Chablis without adding artificial woody flavors. Through this philosophy, combined with limited yields inspired by organic wine-growing techniques, the domaine has developed a worldwide reputation for fine winemaking in stainless steel tanks. A firmly-rooted sense of excellence is passed down from generation to generation. Louis Michel & Fils has always been a family business and is managed today by Guillaume Gicqueau-Michel.
VINE AGE: 31-60 years
FERMENTATION: Indigenous Yeast, Barrel Fermentation 15-20% New French, Spontaneous Partial Malolactic Fermentation
AGING: On lees for 6-10 months WITHOUT bâttonage