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Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis 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 amid the natural amphitheater encompassing the Grand Crus of Chablis, it is easy to see why Les Clos is arguably the top site. With a full south-southwestern exposure, Les Clos 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 ensures ripe but profoundly mineral wines. 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 hectares of 40-year-old vines in Les Clos.

In 2020 one small parcel that historically and culturally has been considered part of Les Clos for centuries fell into a legal grey area when the INAO decided that it was uncertain if it was part of Les Clos or Valmur. Due to this reason, this wine will bear the name Grand Cru Chablis Hommage à Louis until the confusion is resolved.

Ratings & Reviews

(92-94)

2021 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Source: VM

94-96

2020 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Source: VM

93

2019 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Source: VM

95+

2019 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Source: WA

92

2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Source: VM

98

2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Source: VM

94+

2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Source: WA

92+

2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Source: VM

93+

2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos/Hommage à Louis

Source: WA

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

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