Domaine Gérard Duplessis Vaillon Chablis 1er Cru

White

France

Burgundy

Description

Known as the antiquarians of Chablis, the father and son team of Gérard and Lilian Duplessis have gained a reputation for their “immortal”, age‐worthy wines and unparalleled store of older vintages. For those who love the intense minerality and glacially slow development of great Chablis, these are wines of reference.

Tasting Notes: Loads of citrus and ripe white fruit layered over a characteristic minerality (oyster shell, slate) and a touch of well‐integrated oak character.

Serve With: Especially good with oysters and scallops but works with a wide range of seafood and white meats.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871004619

Vineyards

About 18 acres total, includes about 3.75 acres in village appellation, .75 acres in Grand Cru “les Clos”, and the balance in Premier Crus (biggest holding is >6 acres in Montmain, but there are also about 3.75 acres “Vaillon”, 2.5 “Montée de Tonnerre”, and about 1.25 acres “Fourchaume”. Agriculture Biologique (certified Ecocert).

Composition

100% Chardonnay.

Viticulture

From 50‐year‐old vines. Yields of < 1.5 tons/acre. Classic Kimmeridgien soils with some marne and clay.

Winemaking

Primary fermentation and malolactic conversion occurred in tank with indigenous yeasts (no inoculation). 10‐12 months aging in stainless steel tanks, followed by a further 6 months aging in French oak barrels (10% new). Lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Alcohol

12.5%

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

DUPL021216

 

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