Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2017

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 Vaudésir covers 14.7 hectares of relatively steep hillside with an exposure south/southeast. Domaine Billaud-Simon’s plot is approximately .5 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

Bright and clear with a pale yellow hue and greenish glimmers. The complex nose reveals a delicate bouquet of white flowers, lime blossom, acacia, vanilla and honey. The palate is well-structured and perfectly balanced between smoothness and acidity.

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: .5ha parcel
  • Avg Vine Age: 32+ years
  • Yield: 40hl/ha
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Avg Production: 2,500 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 95 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2017 Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru is a very beautiful wine. Vaudésir can be a bit rustic and hard, but the 2017 is wonderfully nuanced. Bright floral notes, green pear, lemon peel, mint and white pepper confer energy and tension to this bright wine. This steely, nervous Chablis is endowed with superb personality and tons of character, but its real potential won't be realized without at least a number of years in bottle. Time in the glass brings out the wine's texture and volume. The Vaudésir is not an obvious wine, but it has so much to say to those who can be patient."
  • Score: 92 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "Fragrant and exotic, the 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir bursts with notes of white flowers, orange rind, musky peach and spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, with lively acids, a fleshy core and a long, floral and intensely saline finish."

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