Dead men do tell tales! L'Homme Mort - One of Chablis' most unusually named vineyards. Last of t

 

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L'Homme Mort - The Dead Man. Quite a name for a Chablis vineyard!

L'Homme Mort is a climat of the Premier Cru Fourchaume. Austin Biss, in his standard reference A Guide to the Wines of Chablis says "L'Homme Mort, a climat within  Fourchaume, is located at the northern end towards Maligny and is a special favourite particularly in the hands of Domaine Jean Durup who own a large parcel - the wine displays an attractive earthy flavour with an added dimension. Jean-Paul says that the name is attributed to the number of miscreants buried there after being hanged near the Chateau de Maligny just up the road, before he took over that is".

Others say that the vineyard gets its name from the fact that there used to be a small cemetery at the entrance to this valley, part of the neighboring Roman settlement. A few sarcophagi containing skeletons from the Merovingian era were uncovered here, and as with many other places in France, this discovery gave rise to the name of L'Homme Mort (dead man).

Either way it is a most unusual name!

We have a small amount of the 2014 L'Homme Mort from Jean Durup in stock. The higher elevation makes for a wine that is more mineral than most Chablis from Fourchaume. 

It is an interesting wine in its own right but if you are after a wine to liven up the wine discussion at a dinner party this is certainly it!

There are few wines that are more suited to summer drinking than Chablis!

Domaine Jean Durup Chablis 1er Cru L'Homme Mort 2014 
Normally $62.50
Special price until midnight Monday $52.95
41 bottles available

Durup Homme Mort Montreal Gazette: A bit closed, so at the start, it is all chalk and little fruit. Give it some air and time, and notes of lemon and apricot begin to show, alongside a salty chalk note on the finish. Every time I drink one, I can't help but think what a wonderful and unique wine is Chablis. Food pairing idea: Apéritif, raw oysters, lobster.

Classic Chablis!

To view and order the wine on our website click here.

Orders may also be placed by email to asaf@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone to (03) 9326 5737. The wine is in stock for immediate delivery. Great to accompany seafood over the festive season.
 
Cheers,
Darren

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The sun is setting on 2014 Chablis
 
2014 was a simply fantastic Chablis vintage. If you don't have plenty in the cellar it is not to late to rectify the situation.
 
We still have a decent selection albeit in every declining quantities.
To view what is available click here.


 
 

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