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Drouhin Vaudon

Chablis,
 2018

$27.97 $24.99/bottle

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Description

Coming from the best vineyards of the appellation, the Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2018 brings together the elegance, balance, and mineral flavors that are a reflection of this sunny vintage.  The maturity of the year is carried by a subtle freshness that gives length and dynamism in the mouth

Variety: Chablis
Region: Chablis, France
Winemaker: Drouhin Vaudon
Size: 750 ml
Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaker's Notes

A dry and fruity wine, easy to drink. Its color is pale gold with greenish hues. Very fresh aromas reminiscent of citrus (lemon or grapefruit); small pleasant touches of fern or coriander are found as well. On the palate, dry and fruity, with mineral notes. Pleasant and long aftertaste.  Cellar up to 5 years

John's Notes

I had seared scallops for dinner the other night, and I kept wishing that I had a good Chablis at home to go with them. So true.  If you love shellfish, oysters, and scallops you need to try pairing them with a bottle like this one.  The Kimmeridgian limestone soil comprised of ancient marine fossils, cool climate, the appellation’s single varietal focus, skilled winemakers, etc. all conspire to make Chablis the perfect wine for shellfish.  Try one next time – you won’t be disappointed

Nerdy Details

Winemaker:  Drouhin Vaudon

  • In the sixties, when the Chablis vineyards were all but abandoned, Robert Drouhin recognized the potential of this region which had been ravaged by the phylloxera disease a century before. He was one of the first Burgundy propriétaires who set about revitalizing the area

Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Region:  Chablis, France 

Climate:  At the northern tip of Burgundy, Chablis’ climate is generally considered cool continental with average growing season temperatures 62°F or below and large temperature swings from one season to the next. As such, frost can be a major risk for growers who will use sprinklers and heaters to protect the grapes

Viticulture

  • Soil: 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
  • Pruning: Double Guyot “Vallée de la Marne” is used for its resistance to frost
  • Yield: We aim for a lower yield in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir

Winemaking: 

  • We utilize very slow pressing so as to respect fruit
  • We vinified our wines on good lees which should maintain their freshness and aromatic complexity
  • Aging in stainless-steel vats for 7 to 8 months

Alcohol: 12.5%

Pairs Well With: Oysters, shellfish, roasted poultry, goat cheese

Reviews

Wine & Spirits (90): This wine’s green-tinged acidity makes it cool and mouthwatering, even as the flavors have some unctuous weight and leesy depths. You might find chamomile and scents of white roses as the wine lasts, pure, spicy and clean

 

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