Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Milieu 2017

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: 1er Cru Montée de Mileu is a 34 hectare vineyard just southeast of the Grand Crus and enjoys a similar south/southeast exposure as Blanchot. Soils here well drained and are made up primarily kimmeridgian (clay and limestone). This wine is sourced from a single 2.75 hectare parcel.

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 and clear with delicate green reflections. This highly aromatic 1er Cru offers ripe citrus fruits and white flowers. The palate is well-rounded with remarkably persistent aromas.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: 2.75ha parcel
  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Avg Production: 16,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml, 1.5l
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml, 12/375ml, 3/1.5l
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 94 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2017 Chablis Mont de Milieu 1er Cru is broad, creamy and ample, as wines from this premier cru site so often are. Apricot, wild flowers, mint, lemon confit and lightly honeyed notes all flesh out in a racy Chablis that is all about textural depth and richness. All the elements meld together effortlessly. I imagine the 2017 will drink well with minimal cellaring, but it also clearly has the acidity and structure to age well for many years. It is one of my personal favorites in the range in 2017. This is a fabulous wine."
  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu confirmed its strong showing of last year, opening in the glass with a classy bouquet of crisp green orchard fruit, oyster shell and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with excellent depth at the core, racy acids and a long, mineral finish."
    Grade: 92+ points

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