Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Vaillons is separated from the better known Montmain by a thin 300m strip of flat land on the hillside and has a crisp, mouthwatering taste with notes of lime and orange blossom.
Like many of their other 1er Crus, vinification includes yeast and malolactic fermentations in tank, then left to mature for 12 months, on fine lees, in tanks and small barrels.
Chablis is possibly the most famous white wine in the world, in fact it is so famous in its own right, it can be overlooked that the wines are exclusively made from the Chardonnay grape.
A developed bouquet with a double register of both vegetal/floral and fruity. The overall effect is discreet with a lot of finesse. After opening, the aromatic palette evolves and strengthens and the palate has a nice supple fleshiness. The finish has fine minerality making it very elegant.
About the Producer
La Chablisienne is a co-operative that dates back to 1923, though it should now be rightly considered a group of nearly 300 winegrowers who have full control over the winery.
The co-operative is represented in each of the 20 villages in Chablis and accounts for one third of all wines from Chablis. Much is sold to Burgundy merchants but that which is bottled under their own labels offers a very reliable quality on all levels.
La Chablisienne won the French Producer of the Year Trophy at the IWSC 2018 – the second time that have scooped this award.