Domaine des Malandes in Chablis 27-hectare domaine belongs to Lyne Marchive, formerly Rottiers, née Tremblay. Most of the holdings were put together by André Tremblay in the 1940s and 1950s when it was possible to swap a hectare of agricultural land suitable for growing wheat and get two hectares of vineyard land, including premiers crus, in return. How that has changed.
Lyne wanted to go to wine school in Beaune, but on discovering she would be just about the only girl (how that has changed, too) she decided not to take up her place. She is currently assisted by Guénolé Breteaudeau who originates in the Pays Nantais, Muscadet country.
Light to medium body, pale straw color. Intense bone, fruits and herbs aroma. Green apples and pears palate following by nutty finish. Fresh and crisp, well balanced minerality and citrus acidity. Food friendly, enjoyed with stewed poultry. Open a few minutes ahead