Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 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: The name of this parcel has two possible origins. It could be derived from the ‘Vallée aux Meures’, with meures meaning ‘blackberries’ in ancient French. Brambles, or blackberry bushes, previously grew in this area. A second theory suggests that the name originates from the meurs (walls) which were built around a property or parcels using stones taken from the elds known as ‘murgers’ or ‘meurgers’ thereby giving us the ‘Vallée des Meurgers’. Grand Cru Valmur is a 13 hectare vineyard in the heart of the grand crus, bordered to the north by Vaudésir and Les Clos to the south. Soils here 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 15-18 months entirely in stainless steel tank. The wine is racked twice before being bottled in late autumn.

Additional Information

Golden yellow in color with greenish reflections. Crisp and fresh with excellent minerality, combined with aromas of candied lemon. The wine is elegant and delicate on the palate, offering a great aromatic complexity, with subtle touches of citrus.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2018 Chablis Valmur Grand Cru is a big, potent wine. Apricot, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the Valmur bright aromatics to complement its rich, dense fruit. A wine of textural richness and drive, the Valmur is going to need a number of years to come into its own, but it is quite promising, even if some rough contours remain at this stage. The Valmur is made from purchased fruit. Sadly, there is just one 600-liter tonneau of this wine."
    Grade: 92-94 points

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