Daniel Etienne Defaix Chablis Premier Cru Cote de Lechet-Wineseeker
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Daniel Etienne Defaix Chablis Cote de Lechet Premier Cru

Delicate with remarkable freshness long and balanced, flinty mineral driven style.

The palate fleshes out over green apple, hay, and lemon curd, though the star here is the mouthwatering and deeply satisfying core of Chablisien mineral. 

100% Chardonnay, 30 – 36 months on lees with monthly stirring. 

Grown in the poor stony soils of the Côte de Lechet vineyard on a very steep slope at some 38% incline facing south east.  

Region
  • France
  • France - Burgundy
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Chardonnay

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Daniel-Etienne Defaix is one of the oldest and best properties in Chablis, in the Defaix family for 14 generations over 400 years.  Distinctly different through dramatically longer time on lees along with long bottle aging at the estate to produce profoundly concentrated and complex Chablis. 

 The region of Chablis sits halfway between the Champagne region and the ‘Cote d’Or’ of Burgundy.  Soils in Chablis are Kimmeridgien Marl – a type of calcareous limestone full of ancient oystershell fossil that brings a freshness, flintiness and unique mineral flavours to the wine unlike the rest of Burgundy.

About Defaix

Daniel-Etienne Defaix is one of the oldest and best properties in Chablis, in the Defaix family for 14 generations over 400 years.  Distinctly different through dramatically longer time on lees along with long bottle aging at the estate to produce profoundly concentrated and complex Chablis. 

 The region of Chablis sits halfway between the Champagne region and the ‘Cote d’Or’ of Burgundy.  Soils in Chablis are Kimmeridgien Marl – a type of calcareous limestone full of ancient oystershell fossil that brings a freshness, flintiness and unique mineral flavours to the wine unlike the rest of Burgundy.