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2018 Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vosgros

2018 Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vosgros

92 Points John Caro
2018 Droin Chablis 1er Cru Vosgros
92 Points John Caro

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A pure and absolutely classic Premier Cru from Chablis. Vosgros is south of the town where its very shallow and harsh, chalky and stony soils are supported by the limestone bedrock close beneath. Here the vines stuggle and thereby produce very high quality fruit, with elegant flavours that come across all the more clearly because expert vigneron Benoit Droin captures them without the use of oak. Fleshy and yet mineral, the Vosgros is delicious. Stocks will fly!

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$59.99 in mixed 6+ or $66.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

"The Droins have been producing wines in Chablis for nearly 400 years (their history as vignerons goes back at least to 1620). Benoît represents the14th generation of Droins and is one of the most dynamic winemakers in the region. His father Jean-Paul put the domaine on the map. The domaine owns 13 hectares of vineyards and produces 14 different wines, including Petit Chablis, Chablis, 7 Premiers Crus and 5 Grands Crus. Benoît runs a more sophisticated operation from a large modern winery almost in the shadow of the grands crus. He has revised his pruning system and significantly reduced yields. In the cellar the principal change has been away from new oak. Each wine now gets the treatment which Benoît thinks is suited to its terroir. Thus Petit Chablis, Chablis, premiers crus Vaucoupin and Côte de Lechet, and grand cru Blanchots are all fermented and matured in tank. Vaillons, Mont de Milieu and Montée de Tonnerre receive 25 per cent of barrel fermentation and maturation, 35 per cent for Vosgros and Vaudésir, 40 per cent for Montmains and Valmur, peaking at 50 per cent for Fourchaume, Grenouilles and Les Clos. However the age of the oak and the choice of tonnelier may vary according to the cuvée. The maximum new oak is ten per cent in the grands crus. Droin says "I use less new oak now than I did 10 years ago; my feeling is that you don`t make your best wines in new oak barrels." Although these are rich, full-bodied, buttery wines, they still manage to retain a steeliness, raciness and purity of fruit which are the hallmarks of classic Chablis. " -- Jasper Morris MW

93/100 Jamie Goode (2017 vintage)

"No wood here. This has density and purity with powerful pear and citrus fruit. It’s very pure but also has some richness and attractive spicy notes on the finish. Very fine."

Parker's Wine Advocate, William Kelley (20176 vintage)

"The 2017 Chablis Vosgros bursts with aromas of fresh peach and citrus blossom, followed by a medium to full-bodied, rounded and charming palate that's fleshy and open-knit."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2036

This Wine Goes Well With

with POULTRY
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

3

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