Chablis Tête d’Or 2018

Domaine Billaud-Simon


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 Information

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
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml, 12/375ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anne Krebiehl
    Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020
    "A subtle, flinty note of reduction gives way to creamy, chalky lemon on this wine's appetizing nose. The palate then sweeps in with unexpected juiciness and ripeness from the hot summer. A leesy, chalky texture lends coolness and anchors the freshness. The finish offers more lovely chalkiness."
  • Score: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
    "Produced from the domaine's holdings, the 2018 Chablis Tête d'Or exhibits notions of crisp golden orchard fruit, dried white flowers, peach and clear honey, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive palate that's deeper and more concentrated than the regular bottling."

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