2022 Domaine Louis Michel, Chablis Premier Cru "Montee de Tonnerre"

2022 Domaine Louis Michel, Chablis Premier Cru "Montee de Tonnerre"

2022 Domaine Louis Michel, Chablis Premier Cru "Montee de Tonnerre"

$57.95 Sale price $72.00 Price
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The 2022 Domaine Louis Michel, Chablis Premier Cru "Montee de Tonnerre" was a Merchant's Pick

Show Stopping Premier Cru Chablis! • Extremely Limited

June 03, 2024

Perched on a hilltop crest immediately beneath the famous Grand Cru Vineyard of Chablis is the Premier Cru vineyard Montee de Tonnerre, which in 2022 hit the “sweet spot.” Burghound

Tonnerre is the most prestigious and sought-after of the Chablis Premier Crus.  Louis Michel's "Montee de Tonnerre" is often likened to a Grand Cru by those in the industry.

Grand Cru quality, indeed!   

This gorgeous white Burgundy impresses with its vibrant core and racy acidity. Classic notes of pear, green apple, wet stone, white flower, and seashells are the wine's signature.  The 2022 has an ethereal presence from beginning to end.  It is airy, expressive, and layered with sophistication found only in Chablis Grand Crus. 

Why We Love Louis Michel's 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre Chablis

Location.  Location.  Location.

The terroir of this beauty is nearly identical to the Grand Crus, and no other 1er Cru boasts its topography.   

Let's put this in perspective-   

All the Grand Cru Chablis sites line up in a contiguous strip.  On the southern tip of this strip is a slight cleft in the ridge followed by a rise. 

Montee de Tonnerre is that rise!

Same exposure.  

Same terroir.    

A fraction of Grand Cru prices.

While supplies last.

Enjoy!

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The Most Coveted Premier Cru Chablis

By David Gettenberg

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“Concentration on the palate, along with great acidity.”

Decanter • 95 / 100

"There is complexity on the nose, weight and concentration on the palate, along with great acidity, all combined with the ripeness of fruit and mineral notes on the finish. Just bottled but still showing beautifully. Manager Guillaume Michel notes that his Montée de Tonnerre is 100% from Chapelot."
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“Sweet spot.”

Burghound • 94 / 100

"The refined, delicious and caressing middleweight flavors possess very good punch on the firm, balanced, moderately dry and bitter lemon-inflected finish. This markedly stony effort is also quite good and worth considering. *Sweet Spot* "

Producer: Louis Michel & Fils

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Subregion: Chablis

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2022

Size: 750ml

Code: W7641-2022-750