Region: Burgundy, France
Color/Style: White Wine
About the Producer:
A family domaine for five generations now, Lilian is the latest vigneron of an estate created in 1895, taking over for his father Gerard in 1999. After going to school and internships in the region (“There was no point in making Sauvignon blanc in New Zealand, I needed to know how to work Chardonnay in Burgundy” he says), Lilian has turned the domaine into one of the very few organic estates in Chablis.
The domaine is entirely within the Chablis and Petit Chablis AOCs and is planted solely to Chardonnay. Most of the vineyards are Premier Cru (Vaugiraut, Vaillons, Fourchaume, Montee de Tonnerre, Montmains, Mont de Milieu) and one Grand Cru (Les Clos). All vineyards used for village, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru wines are Kimmeridgian limestone, with the Petit Chablis on Portlandian limestone.
About the Wine:
From 5 parcels on a southeast exposure with clay heavy soils, delivers a very long, mineral, and complex wine that should age up to 15 years.