In 1959 Bernard Defaix started with 2 hectare. Since that time the Estate has grown to 25ha with 8ha in Cotes de Lechet. The vineyards are tended organically and the wines a lean, clean and precise. Often needing a bit of time in the bottle to open up. Screwcaps have been adopted so the wines will thrive in your cellar.
Never one to disappoint Bernard has delivered a cracking Chablis 2015. Classic in style, elegant, fragrant, understated and balanced. Drink the half bottles and cellar the full bottles.
The kimmeridgean soils that make Chablis taste like Chablis is evident in these wines. They have more definition of region and more structure than a Petit Chablis but without the fruit weight and intensity of the better sites. Great wines for drinking young or youngish.
The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.