I drank the new Domaine de la Motte 2021 with oysters over the weekend. This is from a classic Chablis vintage for the best growers, according to Decanter Magazine. Delicious already and will get even better.
When I went to Domaine de la Motte over a decade now, after seeing it had three stars in the Guide Hachette, I met the owner and tasted his wine. I knew this was a real winner, and I have drunk it happily ever since.
Domaine de la Motte is a family-run winery founded in 1950 now overseen by Bernard Michaut and his son Adrien. Their wines are a reflection of the terroir and the benchmark for the region.
- David Campbell, Founder of FromVineyardsDirect.
How does the wine taste?
Customer Reviews (0)
It is rich and full, with ripe citrus and white fruit, and has all the flinty minerality one expects from a really good Premier Cru Chablis. There is a subtle toasty note from a touch of oak, with citric flavours and minerality remaining prominent throughout a very long finish.
"Fermented in barrel, it has delicious hints of nuts, vanilla and toast behind the enticing lemony/melony top notes."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine
"This Premier Cru saw a touch of oak, which comes through with a soft sheen of butter and almond, even a touch of toast, over-ripe orchard fruits. It perhaps just masks the flintiness that is there, tucked beneath. On the palate the verve of the wine is delicious, bursting through with quite vivacious fruit, and a squirt of grapefruit-fresh acidity. It is crystal clear in the finish and a truly lovely Chardonnay."
Tom Cannavan, winepages.com
"Good golden fruit, good substance too, the fruit buoyed up on the palate by all that oak as well. A nice midpalate texture, attractive, a touch honeyed, and a nicely defined finish."
Chris Kissack, Wine Doctor