Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons 2018

Domaine Billaud-Simon


The Chablis wine region stretches along the Serein valley and across 19 communes. Chablis, known as the “Golden Gate of Burgundy”, is dedicated to the production of a clear, aromatic, fresh white wine whose name is synonym of “minerality”.

Terroir: Sourced from a 3 hectare plot within Vaillons. Exposure is south/southwest with kimmeridgian (clay and limestone) soils.

Vinification: Manual harvesting is carried out at optimum ripeness levels (between 12 and 13°). The grapes are pressed in our pneumatic press and the musts then undergo cold maceration for a 5 to 7 day period before being settled and vinified. The alcoholic fermentation lasts between 15 to 18 days at the Domaine. The malolactic fermentation is usually initiated in December. The wine is aged for around 14 months including a period of time in French oak barrels if necessary. The wine is racked twice before being bottled in late autumn.

Additional Information

Bright, clear color with a golden core. This intensely aromatic 1er Cru reveals ripe citrus fruits and white flowers. The palate is remarkably seductive with a lively attack. Its refined aromas linger on the palate and disclose plenty of fruit and a delicate acidity which gives a pleasant sensation of freshness.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3ha
  • Avg Vine Age: 35+ years
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Avg Production: 17,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml, 12/375ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2018 Chablis Les Vaillons 1er Cru is presently showing only a very approximate impression of what this wine will ultimately be. Even so, there is good depth, as well as the strong balance of fruit intensity and vibrancy that runs through all of these wines. The Vaillons is a blend of six parcels in the greater Vaillons, composed of two in Vaillons proper and one each in Melinots, Roncieres, Secher and Chatains."
    Grade: 90-92 points

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