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With four generations of experience, Domaine Jolly is known for producing excellent, mineral driven Chablis wines. Now under the control of Denis Jolly, the estate consists of 17 hectares (42 acres) of Petit Chablis, Chablis and Chablis 1er Cru “Fourchaume.” With stainless steel cold temperature fermentation, these wines show classic Chablis character, with great minerality, superb lively fruit, and a wonderful balance of acidity.
The vines grow on hard, brown Portlandian limestone soils, which at times can be muddy and sandy. The vineyards are situated high on a plateau, so the vines have a varied exposure, mostly south & east.
Grapes are machine-harvested and are gently pressed in a pneumatic press before undergoing alcoholic fermentation for a period of 7 days in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation follows for 30 days and the wine is aged on its lees for 7 to 8 months. Before release, the wine undergoes cold tartaric stabilization.
A pale yellow wine
Notes of white fruits, lemon and grapefruit. On the palate, this is a pure and lively wine which has good acidity and notes of ripe apple.