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Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin

Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir Bottle
Appellation
Chablis Grand Cru
Variety
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
35
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Kimmeridgian clay limestone
Altitude
135–200 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 (60%) and French oak barrels (40% – 20% of barrels new)

Overview

With perhaps one of the most evocative names of all the Grand Crus, Vaudésir has the reputation of being the fleshiest of his grand cru sites. But banish any thought of fat for this is still Chablis from one of the top sites in the appellation, which means power, tension, and poise. Benoîts farms 1 hectare of vines in Vaudésir that benefit from being planted at the crest of the hill, so his vines enjoy either full southern or northern exposure. This results in a wine that is both rich and ethereal, perfumed and elegant. It is aged, part in tank and part in barrel with a small proportion of new wood.

Ratings & Reviews

(91-93)

2021 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Source: VM

93-95

2020 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Source: VM

94

2020 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Source: WA

93

2019 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Source: VM

94+

2019 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Source: WA

91

2018 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Source: VM

95

2017 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Source: VM

92+

2017 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Source: WA

93

2016 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

Source: VM

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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