Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: CHAB108
Although Billaud has just a 0.8Ha plot on this popular left bank 1er Cru, his 35 year old vines are from a single plot planted on prime blue clay which adds fatness and structure to the resulting wine. Yields of 40hl/ha were slightly above average, but well down on the official maximum.
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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.
A ripe, intense and steely Chardonnay, offering a ripe dessert apple character balanced by a high degree of tension and layered complex minerality. Hints of smoky gunflint, some peach and wet stones. Crisp, structured and powerful, this is a stunning wine that will age 5-10 years.
Hand-picked, small baskets used to preserve fruit quality, pressing, then transfer into steel tanks and fermented for 12-14 days before ageing on lees for 18 months.

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