Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: CHAB079
Vaillons is one of the finest, and most popular, Premiers Crus on the left bank of the River Serein, its limestone, clay and gravel soils enjoy a south-easterly exposure which captures all the morning sun. Billauds’ vines are over 70 years old, and in 2021 yielded just 25hl/ha, some 60% down.
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Domaine Samuel Billaud

Samuel continues to make many of the most exciting wines coming out of Chablis today, equal in quality to Jean-Marie and Bernard Raveneau, but at a fraction of the price. His 2020’s are a great range. Samuel decided to pick early, from the 28th August to the 6th September, and to age all his wines for at least 10 months on the fine lees, in order to achieve a winning combination of ripe, appley fruit on the nose, fresh, succulent texture on the palate and fine minerality and salinity on the finish. Samuel likens his 2020’s to his 2017’s – high praise indeed as the 2017’s are currently developing into spectacular wines.
Wow! this is a very intense, expressive wine, complex from the very first nose, offering notes of dessert apple balanced with an intense minerality, a brooding sense of power, structure and energy. The acidity is perfect - poised, taut and vibrant.

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