Daniel Etienne Defaix Chablis Vaillon Premier Cru-Wine-Wineseeker
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Daniel Etienne Defaix Chablis Vaillon Premier Cru

Hints of toasted nuts and creamy nougat on the nose. Bold fruit on the palate with apricot and stone fruit, intense and very long finish.

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

The lees character gives an impression of woodiness despite no oak treatment, and the mineral qualities here are more in the beeswax and honey spectrum rather than earth/rock derived.  Fruit is apples, pears, lemon, with some almond nuttiness, the finish impressively long though delicate, closing with fine salinity.  A detailed and elegant expression.

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.