Perched on a hilltop crest immediately beneath the famous Grand Cru Vineyard of Chablis is Montee de Tonnerre. Tonnerre is the most prestigious and sought-after of the Chablis Premier Crus.
In fact, Louis Michel's Premier Cru "Montee de Tonnerre" is often called a Baby Grand Cru.
Grand Cru quality, indeed!
A vibrant core offers racy acidity and a finish that lingers effortlessly on the palate. Classic notes of pear, green apple, wet stone, white flower, and seashells are the wine's signature. The 2020 has an ethereal presence from beginning to end. It is airy, expressive, and layered with a sophistication found only in Chablis Grand Crus.
Why We Love This 1er Cru 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!
A fraction of Grand Cru prices.