Domaine de la Motte Chablis 1er Cru 'Vau-ligneau' 2020 & Ardtaraig Smoked Fish Gift Boxes
A bottle of our new and absolutely stunning Domaine de la Motte Chablis 1er Cru 'Vau-ligneau' 2020 paired with our wonderful Smoked Fish products all presented in our new crested blue gift box.
Our luxury gift boxes are one of our most popular products and never fail to impress. All of our boxes offer fantastic value for money and a beautiful variety of our Scottish fish produce.
Your bottle of Chablis will be paired with one of the following options:
- Ardtaraig Traditional Smoked Scottish Salmon 200g
- Ardtaraig Premium Organic Smoked Salmon 200g
- Ardtaraig Scottish cured Gravadlax 200g
- Ardtaraig Smoked Scottish Rainbow Trout 200g
- Ardtaraig Beetroot Infused Gravadlax 200g
- Mixed Smokery option (Traditional Smoked Salmon, Scottish Gravadlax & Smoked Rainbow Trout)
We then carefully pack your chosen items into our beautiful blue gift box and outer with your own personal message in a gift card.
The lieu-dit of Vau-ligneau (meaning little valley) is one of the more recent Premier Crus of Chablis elevated to this status for
consistently producing superior quality wines. Domaine de la Motte's 5 hectares of vineyards lie on south-and west-facing hills,
where the soils have more clay and kimmeridgian features. 20% of the wine is fermented in oak barrels (228l & 600l), the rest in
stainless steel. The oaked proportion remains in barrel for 8-12 months. The result is a exactly what a Premier Cru Chablis
should be with a typically flinty and grassy edge to still quite primary Chardonnay fruit on the nose. This is followed by crisp,
linear flavours which have real edge and definition, filling out in mid-palate but with a long, steely finish. It will continue to develop
for up to 10 years.
Domaine de la Motte is a 25 hectare, family-run winery handed down from father to son since 1950. Now under the stewardship
of Bernard Michaut, an ex-chef, who works with his son Adrien. Their winemaking is meticulous and the wines are benchmarks
for the region. They are fastidious about producing concentrated, mineral and very precise wines which reflect the particular
terroirs of Chablis, with vines on both Portlandian and Kimmeridgian soils. Motte's wines are regularly chosen for the Tastevinage
label, a rigorous selection by the Confrérie des Chevaliers de Tastevin of wines they regard as offering the best of the region in
terms of quality and style.