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 the 14th 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.

100% Chardonnay – Average age of vines 35 years

Vinification

Pneumatic pressing. Natural enzymatic settling for 12 to 24 hours at around 15°C then fermentation with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats. Systematic malolactic fermentation followed by assemblage after 8 to 10 months. Fining if necessary, light filtration and bottling.

Tasting Notes

The Chablis Village 2020 wine is a perfect introduction to the minerality of Chablis wines. During the first three years, the wine shows itself as generous and lively, with notes of lemon, oyster shell and flint. After 10 years or more, the aromas become far more powerful, with notes of gun-flint and undergrowth. In the great vintages, it can be kept for more than 20 years. As an aperitif, it will go very well with “gougère” cheese-puff pastries or cold meats. As a starter, it will be perfect with a fish terrine or seafood.