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Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Bottle
Appellation
Chablis Grand Cru
Variety
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Kimmeridgian clay limestone
Altitude
140–170 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 (50%) and French oak barrels (50% – 20% of barrels new)

Overview

Standing in the midst of the natural amphitheater that encompasses the Grand Crus of Chablis it is easy to see why Les Clos is arguably the top site. With a full south-southwestern exposure, it is ideally situated for its northerly latitude, mid slope between the crest of the hill and the valley of the Yvonne. The marriage of soil and exposure ensure wines that are ripe but profoundly mineral. While there is an appealing weight and structure in their youth, the wines from Les Clos usually benefit from a decade or more of bottle age. Benoît farm a generous 1.4 hectates of 40 year-old vines in Les Clos.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Source: VM

98

2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Source: VM

94+

2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Source: WA

92+

2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Source: VM

93+

2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Source: WA

93

2015 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Source: WA

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

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