Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 2019

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About This Wine

Certified organic. Defaix's Chablis villages is drawn from four organically tended parcels of mature, 30+-year-old vines, situated around Milly and Poinchy, on the left bank of the Serein. The wine is fermented wild and aged on fine lees for 10 months in glass-lined tanks. This is superb - hopefully a sign of the outstanding quality we can expect from the 1er and grand crus that will land towards the end of the year. It's a ripe, poised and vibrantly fresh Chablis with juicy nectarine, mixed citrus fruit and stony, pithy freshness running the length of the palate. A terrific, super seductive Chablis and another outstanding value from Domaine Bernard Defaix.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Chablis
Brand Domaine Bernard Defaix
Vintage 2018

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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