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Frederick Wildman

Billaud Simon, Chardonnay, Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, France 2019

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The Chablis wine region stretches along the Serein valley and across 19 communes. Chablis, known as the “Golden Gate of Burgundy”, is dedicated to the production of a clear, aromatic, fresh white wine whose name is synonym of “minerality”. Terroir: Sourced from a 3 hectare plot within Vaillons. Exposure is south/southwest with kimmeridgian (clay and limestone) soils. Vinification: Manual harvesting is carried out at optimum ripeness levels (between 12 and 13°). The grapes are pressed in our pneumatic press and the musts then undergo cold maceration for a 5 to 7 day period before being settled and vinified. The alcoholic fermentation lasts between 15 to 18 days at the Domaine. The malolactic fermentation is usually initiated in December. The wine is aged for around 14 months including a period of time in French oak barrels if necessary. The wine is racked twice before being bottled in late autumn.

Grape: Chardonnay

Country: France

Region: Chablis