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Domaine Billaud-Simon - Chablis Tête d’Or 2017

Overview

Terroir: Tête d'Or is sourced from 28 year old vines from a domaine-owned a south/southeast facing 3 hectare parcel at the foot of the Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru in the heart of the Chablis appellation.

Vinification: Grapes are manually harvested, pressed and macerated at cool temperatures for 7 days. Fermentation entirely in temperature controlled stainless steel. The wine is aged for 12 months in 80% stainless steel, 20% oak.

Additional Details edit

Attractive white gold color with delicate, pale green reflections. The nose offers citrus and white flowers. The palate is refined, smooth and rich. Everything is perfectly balanced: lively yet discreet, mineral without being dry, fruity yet refined.
  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3ha parcel
  • Avg Vine Age: 30+ years
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  • Alcohol: 13%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml, 12/375ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent News edit

Vinous Rating: 92

Author: Antonio Galloni

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

"The 2017 Chablis Tête d'Or is fabulous. Silky, elegant and beautifully perfumed, the 2017 is all class. White flowers, mint and pear are some of the many notes that grace the 2017, but what impresses most is the wine's persistence and total class. The 2017 is simply impeccable."

The Wine Advocate

Author: William Kelley

Date: Friday, August 30, 2019

"One of the region's shrewd purchases is the 2017 Chablis Tête d'Or, an incipiently complex wine that derives from the domaine's most propitiously sited parcels. Opening in the glass with scents of green apple, lemon, oyster shell, smoke and dried white flowers, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and precise, with an incisive spine of acidity and a tight-knit core that will reward at least a couple of years in the cellar."