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Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin

Chablis Grand Cru Valmur Bottle
Appellation
Chablis Grand Cru
Variety
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
15
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Kimmeridgian clay limestone
Altitude
140–210 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 (60%) and French oak barrels (40% – 20% of barrels new)

Overview

In the battle for best Grand Cru in Chablis most people align themselves into two camps: Valmur and Les Clos. We’d rather not pick sides however as both wines capture the profundity of what Grand Cru Chablis is all about. Valmur has a full southern exposure and deep, rocky, limestone soils making powerful wines with a verticality to their minerality and an enormous capacity to age gracefully – remarkable considering that Benoît’s 1 hectare of vines here are some of his youngest. If stranded on a dessert island, either would be a worth companion.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2018 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Source: VM

96

2017 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Source: VM

93

2017 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Source: WA

92

2015 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Source: WA

92+

2015 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Source: VM

92

2014 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Source: VM

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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