Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots 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: One of Chablis’ most famous Grand Crus, Les Blanchots is a 12 hectare vineyard sitting directly east of Les Clos with a more easterly/ slightly southeast exposure. The hillside here is steep and soils are well drained and are made up primarily kimmeridgian (clay and limestone).

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 a golden-green hue and attractive sheen. The refined and delicate nose discloses floral notes such as acacia and lime blossom and a touch of citrus fruit. The palate is dense, round and rich with an aromatic bouquet characterized by toasty notes and dried fruits. The finish is long, taut and very mineral.

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: 12ha total
  • Avg Vine Age: 45+ years
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Avg Production: 950 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 96 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2017 Chablis Les Blanchots Grand Cru is a wine of total class and sophistication. Bright, lifted and perfumed, the Blanchots is an airy, gracious grand cru that will thrill readers who appreciate the more delicate, understated side of Chablis. Clean mineral, floral and citrus notes meld into the silky, polished finished. The 2017 was done in just three steel barrels, so production is a measly 900 bottles or so."
  • Score: 93 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "The 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots Vieilles Vignes has gained in tension since I tasted it from barrel, and today, the wine displays a pretty bouquet of crisp peach, white flowers, orange rind and anise without the musky nuances it revealed 12 months ago. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad and layered, with a ripe core of fruit and a saline finish. Only 75 cases were produced."

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