Description

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 but perhaps went too far down the road of new oak barrels. The domaine owns 13 hectares of vineyards and produces 14 different wines, including Petit Chablis, Chablis, 7 Premiers Crus and 5 Grands Crus.

Tasting Notes

This is the lord of the Grands Crus. It produces wines of exceptional straightness and power through its volume and intensity. It expresses a wide range of aromas with notes of ripe fruit such as peach, but also oyster shell and smoke. The palate impresses by its freshness, its power and its mineral balance. There is a fine reduction carried by iodised flavours of oyster shell, lemon and flint. This is a great complex wine with exceptional ageing potential. It will go well with all noble fish (monkfish, turbot) or with more spicy dishes such as sushi.