Overview of the Wine
Vibrant young winemaker Jean-Francois Bordet’s family has been making wine in the Maligny village of Chablis for 19 generations. Records go back to the 1590’s. The estate includes 14 hectares of vineyard in Petit Chablis, Chablis Villages, and Fourchaumes. In addition, Vaillons 1er cru and Vaudesir Grand Cru are purchased from neighbors who farm organically. The vines range in age from 15 to over 100 years old. The soil is Kimmeridgian sea bottom loaded with limestone and chalk.
The sparkling new cellar is state of the art with horizontal temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Except for the Grand Cru, all elevage is done in stainless steel with 6 months aging sur lie with batonage. The Grand Cru is aged in small wooden foudre.
The style of the wines is classic Chablis with clean fruit, fresh bright acidity, and a clear sense of minerality from the abundance of fossil shells (especially ammonites) in the soil.
elevage in horizontal stainless steel tanks 6 months sur lie with batonage
91 Points - Vinous
The 2017 Chablis has a fresh, what you might call "transparent" bouquet with impressive mineralité for a Village Cru. The palate is well balanced and intense, just the right amount of bitterness that lends tension, dovetailing into a vibrant, malic, energetic finish that is very impressive and delicious. Excellent.
94-95 points - Ian Blackburn
The old vine nature of this wine comes shining through... I have tasted over 40 Chablis this year and this is my #1 pick. Most "Chablis" wines that don't come from Premier cru sites do not have the richness, flesh and scares that this wine carries.... scares of severe old vines living in Kimmeridgian soils (fossils)... this achieves MAGIC... maybe I benefit from tasting it in 2020... but this is WAY better than it would have been 2-3 years ago... and will go for a decade. FLIPPING FANTASTIC!!!
Grape / Blend
91 Points - Parker Wine Advocate
90 Points - Decanter
92 Points - Burghound
91 Points - Wine Decider
Product size: 750ml