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Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin

Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Bottle
Appellation
Chablis Premier Cru
Variety
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
45
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Kimmeridgian clay limestone
Altitude
160–200 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, pneumatic pressing, 3-4 hour prefermentation settling, natural yeast fermentation in tank and french oak barrels
Aging
10 months in tank (80%) and neutral French oak barrels (20%)

Overview

As one of the largest land holders in the premier cru of Vaillons, the Droin family makes this wine one of the best bargains in all of Chablis. With its south – southeast exposure and gentle slope, Vaillons is considered, along with Montmains, to be one of the top premier crus west of the Yvonne. Benoît makes an elegant version of Vaillons from 4.82 hectares in the climats of Les Épinottes, Séchet, Roncières, Beugnons & Chatains resulting in a wine that is floral and mineral, particularly in warmer vintages. Only about 20% of this wine is aged in neutral barrel and the remainder in tank.

Ratings & Reviews

90

2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Source: VM

92

2017 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Source: VM

90

2017 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Source: WA

90

2016 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Source: VM

90

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Source: VM

91

2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Source: VM

Chablis, France
  • Location
    Chablis, France
  • Appellation
    Chablis Premier Cru
  • Proprietor
    Famille Droin
  • Winemaker
    Benoit Droin
  • Size / Elevation
    26 hectares / 100–250 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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