Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 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: Grand Cru Les Clos is the most famous of Chablis’ vineyards. The vineyard covers 26 hectares of relatively steep hillside with an exposure south/southeast. Domaine Billaud-Simon’s plot is approximately .4 hectares. Soils here 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

A distinguished wine with a deep yellow hue and green reflections. The delicate nose discloses mineral notes, honey, citrus and white fruits. The palate is powerful, dense and fleshy with a lively acidity. A saline edge and mineral notes linger on the finish.

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: .4ha parcel
  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Avg Production: 1,900 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 97 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is superb. Aromatic, precise and perfumed, Billaud-Simon's 2017 is a terrific example of this site. White flowers, orchard fruit, mint, green apple, spice and lemon confit are some of the many notes that build in a silky, perfumed Chablis loaded with character and class. The 2017 is a stunning Clos, but it needs time to be at its very finest."
  • Score: 94 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "Aromas of sweet yellow citrus fruit, beeswax, white flowers and fresh pastry preface the 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, a full-bodied, satiny-textured and multidimensional wine that's layered, concentrated and powerful, with a lively line of acidity and a precise, saline finish. It will demand some patience."

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