Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons
- 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: 2.1 ha. (5.25 acres).
- Average age of the vines: 30 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: 56.82hl/ha (the yield currently authorized 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 tank
- Length: 7-8 months.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin:
- A dry and brisk wine, typical of Chablis.
- Brilliant yellow green color with green reflections.
- On the nose mineral and complex aromas are reminiscent of lemon and white flower, together with vegetal hints such as asparagus or artichoke and marine notes.
- On the palate, the first impression is clear-cut and sharp. Long on the aftertaste, with fruity as well as mineral flavors; becomes slightly honey-scented when the wine is more evolved”.
- 3 to 8 years.
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