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Chablis

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin

Chablis Bottle
Appellation
Chablis
Variety
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
35
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Kimmeridgian clay limestone
Altitude
100–250 meters
Fermentation
Partially hand harvested, pneumatic pressing, 3-4 hour prefermentation settling, natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
10 months in tank

Overview

Over the years as the demand for Chablis has grown the appellation has expanded its borders to meet this demand. Unfortunately most of this expansion has occurred in areas where portlandian limestone is the predominant soil type. Traditionalists to their core, Jean-Paul and Benoît Droin source their Chablis from thirty plots in the villages of Courgis and Fleys. Totaling 9.33 ha and entirely on Kimmeridgian soils, these sites ensure a depth of minerality one has come to expect from the appellation. It is fermented and aged entirely in tank. Their holdings on portlandian limestone are bottled, as it should be, as Petit Chablis.

Ratings & Reviews

89-90

2018 Chablis

Source: VM

90

2017 Chablis

Source: VM

89

2017 Chablis

Source: WA

89

2015 Chablis

Source: VM

90

2014 Chablis

Source: VM

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

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