Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 'Vaillon'

75 cl

A real purist’s Chablis from the outstanding 2002 vintage! Defaix only releases Premier Cru Chablis once it is ready for drinking, and the Vaillon is drinking beautifully right now. Like all his wines, there is no oak but plenty of lees contact. The Vaillon is the most opulent of this producer’s three Premier Cru cuvées and has plenty of mineral & citrus character plus acacia honey with superb acidity.

  • €41.00
Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 'Vaillon'

A real purist’s Chablis from the outstanding 2002 vintage! Defaix only releases Premier Cru Chablis once it is ready for drinking, and the Vaillon is drinking beautifully right now. Like all his wines, there is no oak but plenty of lees contact. The Vaillon is the most opulent of this producer’s three Premier Cru cuvées and has plenty of mineral & citrus character plus acacia honey with superb acidity.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Fresh citrus and green apple aromas
Palate Fruit is fresh and strong, the mouth-feel is generous. Mineral and citrus character plus honey, with ageing potential.
Colour Medium Lemon
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol % 13%
Style Dry, Medium Bodied
Estate/Producer Daniel-Etienne Defaix
Country France
Region/AOC Chablis
Making Techniques Alcoholic fermentation with natural yeast at 18ºC for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation. Stirring of fine lees each month for 18 months in order to concentrate the aromas, giving it more fatness and enzymatic qualities.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drinking extremely well now, but will keep for another 4-5 years
Serving Suggestion
Serving Suggestion White meats, fish, salads
Awards and/or Press Quotes
One of the '50 Best Wines' in the Independent!

Tags: Daniel-Etienne Defaix, Vaillon, Chablis, Burgundy