Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: CHAB109
Vaillons is one of the finest, and most popular, Premiers Crus on the left bank of the River Serein, with a south-easterly exposure on a single, central plot that captures all the morning sun. This wine possesses a classic purity, with great concentration of ripe fruit and steely balance, derived in no small part from the thin layer of clay and limestone soil atop bedrock underneath, forcing the vines to search deep for nutrients and moisture. 60 year old vines give depth and richness of structure.
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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 steely, intense nose, with notes of lime zest, minerals and baked apple, opens to a rich and equally concentrated palate. This is an impressive wine, with a brooding sense of power and structure. Will age well. A hint of menthol shows the concentration of limestone in the soil - always a good sign.
Hand Picked, pressed and fermented in tank, with 24 months lees ageing. No oak was used in this wine.

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