Chablis 1er Cru "Montmains" 2007, Jean-Paul et Benoît Droin
If I needed another proof point that the Droin domaine is the guardian of terroir then this wine is it. Grown on a more argileux (clayey) soil the wine is aged in slightly more oak (30 per cent) and is richer, rounder and more fruit-driven than the mineral-dominated premiers crus. Orange and strawberry flavours combine in a wine that can be enjoyed from 2010. Hints of cinnamon, almond and walnut creeping into the aromas. Dramatically different from the other premiers crus! Photo shows an old vine growing on the Chablis hillside on March 30, 2009.