The grapes are from the Pargues vineyard, formerly classified Premier Cru, but not being worked when reclassification was done following WWII. Stainless steel fermented, with 100% malolactic completed. It's basically Premier Cru quality at a village-level price. Since this is Francois' personal, entry-level wine, we nickname it "Special Reserve." Age of vines: 30 years. Total production: 500 cases. All stainless steel used. Wonderful balance, with bright floral, green apple and tropical fruit notes, backed up with crisp acidity and a nice streak of minerality. Subtle tropical fruit aroma. Mouthwatering acidity with hints of citrus in mid palate. Huge minerality on the complex finish. Nicely balanced and well structured. Hits all the right Chablis notes without being too austere. Textbook Chablis. Food Pairings: oysters, shellfish.