Daniel Etienne Defaix Chablis Vieilles Vignes-Wineseeker
$46.80

$55.00

Daniel Etienne Defaix Chablis Vieilles Vignes

Excellent old vine Chablis from one of the oldest and best producers of the region.

Fermented with all natural yeasts for 3 weeks, followed by malolactic fermentation & 12 months of aging on lees with monthly batonnage followed by 4 years bottle age before release.

Not lean and steely like many Chablis, aromas of lemon curd, almond paste, dandelions and burnt butter. Ample palate weight and grows in the mouth, savoury stone fruits and a moreish mineral finish. 

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

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 

Daniel Etienne Defaix is one of the oldest and best properties in Chablis, in the Defaix family for 14 generations over 400 years.  Their ethos is distinctly different than many other Chablis producers through dramatically longer time on lees along with long bottle aging at the estate to produce profoundly concentrated and complex Chablis - still without the use of any oak.

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 Daniel Etienne Defaix

Daniel Etienne Defaix is one of the oldest and best properties in Chablis, in the Defaix family for 14 generations over 400 years.  Their ethos is distinctly different than many other Chablis producers through dramatically longer time on lees along with long bottle aging at the estate to produce profoundly concentrated and complex Chablis - still without the use of any oak.

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.