Somm Picks by Benchmark Wine Group

Pinson Chablis Les Preuses 2020

Winemaker Notes:
“There is no better expression of the all-conquering chardonnay than the full but tense, limpid but stony wines it makes on the heavy limestone soils of Chablis.” - Hugh Johnson

These 50+ year old Chardonnay vines sit on tons and tons of Kimmeridgian limestone soils where, with a southwest facing aspect, the Pinson Les Preuses hits the unmistakable clean precision of Chablis. This glass marries grandeur and purity, perfectly paired with the saline beauty of oysters al fresco or a sublimely fresh and savory BLT.

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound.
A discreet but still perceptible touch of wood frames aromas of apple confit, oyster shell and a whiff of olive oil character. Here too there is a fine texture to the slightly bigger and richer flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the equally powerful and lingering finish where the only reproach is a touch of warmth.

Wine Pairing:
“Steely, dry, high-acid white wines are the typical oyster pairing, and Chablis is one of the most excellent for them. Kimmeridgian soil gives Chablis its freshness, minerality and marine notes. Thus, there is an eternal connection between Chablis and oysters. The less oak that’s involved, the better off you’ll be. Rather than having a fully fermented and vintage Chablis, go for a fresh Chablis, and the oysters are sure to become your favorite food in a few days.” - Kevin McGuire, Sommelier
Oyster with Chablis


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