Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2012 Magnum 1500ml btl

$387.99 per single bottle
Size: 1500

About This Wine

The history of the family domain estate dates back to 1815 when Charles Louis Noel Billaud, on returning from the Napoleonic campaigns planted his first vine in Chablis, at Mont de Milieu, then called Le Mont Mieux: "the best hill". Now, Bernard Billaud-Simon, son of Jean Billaud and Renee Simon is in charge of the 20 ha domain. Inheritors of a long lineage of wine growers, he has one ambition: to give the most accurate rendering both in the vineyard and in the cellar, of the soil and lie of the land which gave birth to the four Chablis appellations: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Chablis
Brand Billaud-Simon
Vintage 2012

Wines of Chablis

Arguably the most uniquely tasting Chardonnay in the world, most people are blown away to discover this special type of Chardonnay for the first time. The cool climate region produces wines with more acidity and less fruit flavours, but a unique flinty note derived from the soils.

Although considered a part of the Burgundy wine region, Chablis is closer in distance to Champagne which it shares an exceedingly rare and unique soil with. Kimmeridgian soil is not found anywhere else in the world except in southern England, Champagne and Chablis. A 180-million-year-old geologic formation of decomposed clay and limestone, containing tiny fossilized oyster shells, this soil type produces wines full of minerality, salinity, intensity, and finesse.

In Chablis they use a similar ranking system to that of Burgundy. From Grand Crus at the top, to Premier Crus, to Chablis and Petit Chablis at the bottom.

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