As with every profession, wine-making is subject to the laws of nature and the vagaries of climatic conditions. Each Spring, the wine-grower watches out for the frosts that could potentially devastate the fragile, barely opened buds. In Summer-time, the rumble of thunderstorms and the hail they can bring is another cause for concern.
But then Autumn finally comes, and with it, the joy of the harvest. Nascent vintages take shape in the cellars, with the greatest of attention and care being lavished upon them over the Winter period.
Meanwhile, outdoors, the vines are being pruned in preparation for the next harvest.
And so the age-old cycle begins once more…
Chablis wines are part of the family of fine white Burgundy wines, derived from the Chardonnay grape.
Our wines are much appreciated young for their fresh character and their citrus fruit aromas. After a few years of cellaring, they are round, rich and well-structured. These are real Terroir wines that age well.
En savoir plus
Terroir : Located on the plateaus adjoining the Chablis AOC area. Hard limestone (Portlandien).
This wine delights through its simplicity, great grip and balance. Best enjoyed young.
Characterized by lemony aromas and minerality that comes through with a pleasant freshness.En savoir plus
Terroir : Sited on slopes with various exposure, on Kimmeridgian limestone (composed of Exogyra virgula oyster fossils).
Wonderfully delicate wine with yellow fruit aromas. Good structure and balance. Minerality expressed by gunflint notes that reveal the influence of the terroir.En savoir plus
Chablis 1er Cru
Terroir : Sited on well exposed and steep slopes, on Kimmeridgian limestone (composed of Exogyra virgula oysters fossils)
Each 1er cru expresses its “climat”, with its own personality.En savoir plus
Chablis Grand Cru
Terroir : From the best terroirs of Chablis, on slopes where the Kimmeridgian appears, the Chablis Grand Cru is a wine with exceptional aging potential, perfectly balanced, where the Chardonnay is expressed in wonderful variations.En savoir plus
Bourgogne Epineuil Pinot Noir
Epineuil is a small village located near the town of Tonnerre, 20 km far east from Chablis.
Terroir : “Côte de Grisey” is a very nice slope facing south east, with a wonderful limestone terroir ; the place is very steep so that the soil is very thin and roots of the vines grow directly into the limestone, giving lots of characters to the wine.En savoir plus
Towards the end of March, the sap begins to rise in the vines...During April, the first buds burst into life and the tiny, as yet fragile leaves appear. By May, the vine will be covered in tender green foliage...
By mid-June, the vine is in full bloom
The sun of the long Summer days of June and July will contribute to the growth and sugar content of the ripening grapes...
Early August heralds the period called ‘véraison’, in which the grapes take on a more golden hue...
Summer comes to its end
and gives way to September and the grape harvest. The grapes will be transported to the cellars to begin their transformation into wine. October will see the end of the harvest period, with Autumnal colours painting the vineyard in shades of gold. The November winds soon strip away the vine leaves and nature settles down for her Winter’s rest. In the cellar, however, the mysterious process of wine-making is just beginning.
Press mentions and awards
Click here to see the list of the distinctions earned by the vineyard over the last 10 years (PDF format).En savoir plus