Philippe Testut, the man who established “Chateau Grenouille,” was the one who established this domain in 1967. Cyril, his son, took over the vineyards in 1998 and expanded them to a total of 13 hectares. Domaine Testut and its vines are situated on some of the best Kimmeridgian limestone soils and occupy the ancient heartland of vineyards that were first farmed by Cistercian monks. This region is known for producing some of the world’s greatest wines. This terroir is responsible for the traditional flavors that are minerally and refreshingly sharp in the wines.
The area, which is possibly the best Chablis AC vineyard in the region, is located in a location that is sandwiched between the Grand Cru Blanchot and the 1er Cru of Montée de Tonnerre. The family Testut didn’t get back their tiny portion of the renowned Grand Cru Grenouilles vineyard until only a few short years ago. As a result of disagreements among the family in the 1970s, the vineyards were leased to William Fèvre, and he maintained ownership of them for the next three decades. It has been reclaimed by one of the most prestigious domaines in Chablis at this point.
Robert Parker referred to the terroir as “among the very best of the region,” noting that it “offers excellent style and concentration without compromising its richness and depth, and while continuing to stay exceedingly well balanced and loaded with elegance.”
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.