I’ve been hold up on the North West Coast of Norway the last couple of weeks and here you feel especially close to the sea. There are some beautiful spots around here where you can go hiking and see all the beautiful scenery. Another thing that’s great here is the sea food. Naturally the fish and crab from around here is delicious and when choosing a wine to go to all this greatness from the sea I have to go to Chablis!
One of our favourite white wine regions, Chablis is also a firm favourite among most Norwegians, and it is easy to understand why. A good Chablis’ smell like a summers day by the sea, with the waves crashing onto the warm shore. It is also perfect with the best our sea’s have to offer and now that we will soon be getting colder waters, the quality of the shrimp will also be getting better and better. And with the shrimp you can get this weeks wine.
The history of the domain of the Château de Fleys goes back to the late 1800’s when Julian Philippon bought the land that make up the estate today. Since then it has been passed down from generation to generation and it is his great grandchildren Beatrice, Benoit and Oliver who runs the winery.
What gives the Chablis it’s characteristic flavours is the soil. The subsoil in Chablis is known as Kimmeridgean. The Kimmeridgean is a geological age in the Upper Jurassic epoch, around 150 million years ago. It is in this very particular subsoil, which in places breaks the surface, that the wines of Chablis draw their unique character, their purity, their sophistication and minerality.
Ch. de Fleys Chablis L'Incontournable - 235,- kr
Rich and full on the nose. Sea character that is broken up by hints of butter and nuts. Full bodied and rich in the mouth. Great acidity and lenght. Hints of lemon as well. The flavour lasts for a long time in the mouth. A great Chablis that will keep well for at least five years. But it drinks good now as well and is great with all kinds of sea food.
If you can't find this Chablis from Ch. de Fleys at your Vinmonopol, try one of their other bottles. The quality from this winery is great.