- In 2013
In competition :
- In 2012:
In competition :
Hachette Wine Guide :
Press reviews :
Selection of our 2010 wines by the Revue des Vins de France no.560, April 2012, presenting the best village Burgundy whites of 2010
Tasting note : classic, typical Chablis
"Jean-Claude Courtault, 62 years old, is a man with a firm handshake and convictions. He knows what he expects from a Chablis: minerality and fine flavors. And that's just what we find in his three 2010 wines selected here: the "Chablis Classique" (score 16/20) offers a pure, typically Chablis bouquet and a succession of mineral notes on the palate. With the "Fût de Chêne" (15.5/20) a floral nose precedes a full and fruity attack with lots of energy. The "Petit Chablis" (14/20) is a supple, fruity wine with a lemony finish that you can drink this year. The "Petit Chablis Stéphanie et Vincent Michelet" (15/20) achieves a fine balance between fleshiness and freshness. Stéphanie and Vincent, Jean-Claude's daughter and son-in-law, participate in the selection of his vintages. The grapes they grow on four communities carrying the Chablis appellation are vinified vine by vine, then blended during the fining stage. The 2010 harvest was spread over a long season to ensure maximal maturity. A decision that has clearly paid off" GB
Stéphanie and Vincent MicheletChablis (16,5) : a overall freshness marked by notes of fruits and white flowers. A saline and slightly peppery aftertaste.
"......This Chablis brings out all the characteristics of the Chablis soil. A wine with a powerful fragrance and a slight minerality underlining its fruitiness. With its long, rich and rising flavor in the mouth, this wine is just right! The fruity notes and constant underlying freshness offer real pleasure today or in a couple of years with a fish dish."
One Star in the Hachette Wine Guide for the Chablis 2009 "60":
"A vintage fit to celebrate Jean-Claude Courtault's sixtieth birthday. The kind of fine Chablis he knows how to produce, respecting the appellation, the vintage and the soil. An example for others that he manages to repeat every year. In this case a fresh, fruity nose, and a fine, lively taste on the palate. All the ingredients of a very well made wine of pleasant minerality. A perfect choice with braised scallops, for example."
One Star in the Hachette Guide for the Petit Chablis 2009 "Stéphanie and Vincent Michelet":
"Vincent Michelet started in 2008 with 4 hectares of vines. So 2009 is his second vintage, and his first selection in the Guide. A very successful début for this wine with a highly expressive nose with notes of candied fruit and beeswax. Fresh in the mouth, with pleasant minerality and marked citrus flavors. A very harmonious, attractive wine that would be a perfect accompaniment for a chicken tagine with lemon."
Press review :
Silver medal for a Petit Chablis 2009 at the Great Wines of France competition in Mâcon (71).
- In 2010 :
In competition :
Burgondia d'Or for a Petit Chablis 2008
Gold medal for a Petit Chablis 2008 "Stéphanie and Vincent Michelet" at the Chablis Wines Competition
- In 2009
- Selection of our Chablis 2008 by "Le Point" in its special wine issue on 3rd September 2009.
Tasting note: mineral, peppery, with a hint of pear and a very ripe nose that reminds us more of a Côte-d’Or than a Chablis. Obviously from heavier soils, it is full-bodied, powerful, rather rich and well balanced.Very pleasant, although it lacks the sharpness of Chablis grown on calcareous soil. Score: *14
- Selection of our Petit Chablis 2008 by "Revue des Vins de France” of which the special issue in June 2009 was dedicated to the best 2008 vintages.
Tasting note: fresh and chalky, it offers a firmer mouthfeel than than the average Petit Chablis.
- Selection of our Chablis 2007 by the magazine "Bourgogne Aujourd'hui" April-May 2009
Tasting note: a full-bodied Chablis of power and intensity, deep and well balanced on the palate. A very marked aromatic expression.
Burgondia d'Or for a Chablis 2007
- In 2008 :
Burgondia d'Or for a Chablis 2006
Burgondia d'Or for a Petit Chablis 2006
Bronze medal for a Petit Chablis 2006 at the Great Wines of France competition in Mâcon (71)
- In 2007 :
Bronze medal for a Chablis 2005 at the Chablis Wines Competition
- In 2006 :
Guide Hachette :
"Favourite buy" in the Guide Hachette for the Petit Chablis 2004 :
" If there’s only one left, I’ll be that one! At the end of the jury’s and the highest jury’s deliberations, the 2004 Petit Chablis is indeed awarded with favourite buy status. All the purity, incisiveness and assertiveness to be expected from this appellation are here, expressed on grapefruit notes."
In competition :
Silver medal for a Chablis 2004 at the Paris agricultural competition
A gold Burgondia for a Chablis 2005
Silver medal for a Petit Chablis 2004 at the independent wine-growers competition (concours des vignerons indépendants), Nimes (30)