Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Premier Cru Sécher
- The Kimmeridgian limestone contains millions of tiny marine fossils embedded in a kind of whitish mortar which may have been once the bottom of the sea…hundreds of million years ago.
- This marine origin gives the wines of Chablis their unique flavor.
- Drouhin estate: 1.5 ha. (3.75 acres).
- Average age of the vines: 33 years.
- Biological cultivation since 1990 and biodynamic cultivation since 1999.
- Soil maintenance: age-old methods. Ploughing: “buttage” (hilling up around the vine-stocks) in autumn; “débuttage” (ploughing back in spring); work between the rows and the vine stocks done with manual tools only.
- Treatment: only authorized products for biological cultivation are used – infusions and macerations of plant materials, sulfur and copper, powdered rock.
- Natural predators are not eliminated.
- Plantation density: 8,000 to 10,000 stocks/ha.
- Pruning: Double Guyot “Vallée de la Marne” (for its resistance to frost).
- Average yield at the Domaine: 57.19hl/ha (the yield currently for the appellation is now 58hl/ha).
- Harvesting: by hand.
- Pressing: very slow so as to respect the fruit. Juices from the last pressings are not retained.
- Type: In stainless-steel vats.
- Length: 12 months.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin:
- A characteristic and elegant wine.
- The color is pale yellow with a greenish glint so typical of Chablis.
- On the nose, the aromas bring to mind citrus, white flowers and nearly salty notes.
- On the palate, the first impression is clear-cut and fresh. Long on the aftertaste, with fruity as well as mineral flavors; a honey-like sensation when the wine is more evolved.
Serving Temperature: 52/53°F.
Cellaring: 2 to 7 years.
2021 | Tech Sheet | POS | Label | Bottle Shot
2020 | Tech Sheet | POS | Label | Bottle Shot