Domaine Louis Robin
Domaine Louis Robin is run by brothers Thierry and Didier Robin, the eighth generation of the family to run the estate.Wines are made in the traditional style of Chablis, with Chardonnay grapes fermented at a cool 18-20 degrees celsius, in order to retain the characteristic minerality, acidity and freshness. They then go through malolactic fermentation, which gives substance and a creamy, rounded finish. This is then complemented by one year's ageing in stainless steel - the final stage in the winemaking process.Chablis is the northernmost extension of the Burgundy wine region, but is to some extent autonomous from the Côte d'Or due to its separation from the area by the Morvan Hills. Beaune, the beating heart of the Côte d'Or is some 62 miles away from the village of Chablis itself, and the southernmost reaches of Champagne in the Aube are actually the closest vinous neighbours.The region's location puts it at the far northern extreme of the wine-making world - with a semi-continental climate, summers can be hot and long, while winters are often long, cold and harsh. As a result of this combination, the region produces very fine, ripe fruit with plenty of acidity giving the wines structure and a clean, fresh feel.