Château Chalon

Catherine de Rye Réserve Château-Chalon 1998

Vin Jaune de Grande Garde, Réserve Catherine de Rye, Glass Shoulderbutton with Brand, 63 cl.

Provenance: Sylvies, 2/3/2017

Château Chalon 'Reserve Catherine de Rye' Jura, Henri Maire 3 x 0,63 Ltr 1 neck, 2 neck/vts Frankrijk › Jura Het meest kenmerkende product van de Jura is Vin Jaune. De bekendste en beste is Château Chalon, genoemd naar het gelijknamige Jura dorp, hoog gelegen op een steil rotsgebergte. Druivenrassen Savagnin Omschrijving en details Men maakt de wijn van uitsluitend laat geoogste Savagnin-druiven, een regionaal druivenras. De terrasvormige wijngaarden liggen op zuidelijke hellingen en bestaan uit grijs-blauw mergel, vermengd met kiezel, waardoor de zonnewarmte wordt vastgehouden. Er wordt slechts 20hl per hectare geoogst. De rijpingsduur op eikenhouten vaten is het langste van Frankrijk, namelijk 6-10 jaar lang. De vaten worden niet helemaal vol gevuld en worden later ook niet bijgevuld, zodat er lucht in de vaten blijft. Tijdens de lagering komt er flor op de wijn, een rimpelachtige laag, samengesteld uit micro-organismen die zich voeden met zuurstof, waardoor de wijn niet oxideert. Het gebeurt niet altijd dat de gistcellen hun werk doen, slechts zes of zeven vaten bereiken het gewenste resultaat. Een goede Château Chalon heeft 13% alcohol, heeft een droge, frisse smaak met een fantastisch bouquet.

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Size 63 cl
Vintage 1978
Alcohol 20.0 %
Bottled 1978
Button Glass shoulder button
Fill level Top shoulder
Shape Clavelin

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Château Chalon wine

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The composition of the soil is necessary to produce Château-Chalon. The particular character of the wine is in part due to the blue and grey marl from the Liassic, augmented by the limestone outcrops that form the higher cliffs. This, in turn, helps the warming of the microclimate, and that enables the grapes to ripen fully. The altitude of this particular band of marl varies between 250 and 400 meters above sea level.

Maturation

Old Liquors Château Chalon, barrels

Only 20hl per hectare is harvested. The maturation period in oak barrels is the longest in France, namely 6-10 years. The barrels are not completely filled and are not refilled later so that air remains in the barrels. During the lagering, the wine comes on, a wrinkle-like layer composed of microorganisms that feed on oxygen, so that the wine does not oxidize. It is not always the case that the yeast cells do their work, only six or seven barrels achieve the desired result.

Wine style

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The producers of Château-Chalon are very particular about quality and will sacrifice an entire year's production, not making any wine, if the weather of a particular vintage was not favorable. The vin jaune wine of Château-Chalon is known for its nutty flavors and aromas and can develop additional curry notes as the wines ages due to the presence of sotolon. The wine's yellow color ranges from pale to deep gold. The wines are often paired with the local AOC designated chicken from the nearby town of Bresse.

Château Chalon Abbey

Old Liquors Château Chalon, abbey

The oldest Act found concerning the abbey is a certificate from King Lothaire in the year 869. The abbesses had to prove noble birth for four generations to be admitted to the abbey, and this would explain the dispersal of the Chateau-Chalon wine amongst the noble families from all over Europe. This wine, so precious to the abbesses, was also very much appreciated by kings and emperors. The Château-Chalon AOC is dedicated exclusively to the production of vin jaune wine.