Domaine Jean Collet Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 12pk 2016
Romain Collet represents the fourth generation of winemakers of this Domaine. Their parcels are located on the best slopes on either side of the Serein river, with best exposure to create focussed and mineral wines in a classic style. Today the Domaine covers around 40ha from Petit Chablis, village, premier cru and grand cru holdings – Romain has already converted the entire cru production over to organic farming and intends to increase this ratio to 100% in the coming years. Read More
Domaine Jean Collet Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2016
Note: from an incredible holding of 8.6 ha; the two primary parcels in Châtains and Mélinots are aged in a large wooden foudre. Each of them is vinified separately and will be blended later with smaller parcels in Séchet, Roncières and Vaillons proper
Producer note: Romain Collet commented that 2016 "had a really tough growing season with the terrible frost we suffered in April. Then we had hail in certain sectors plus a vicious attack of mildew. The icing on the cake came in August where we lost even more yield to sunburned fruit due to all of the leaf pulling to help improve aeration against the mildew! I chose to begin picking on the early side as I reasoned that preserving acidity and freshness would be the key to making good 2016s so we attacked the harvest on the 18th of September with a small team and then began in earnest on the 20th. Even though total yields were down roughly 60%, the fruit that remained was both ripe and relatively clean and amazingly, despite all the problems, the wine quality is really very good. I find the 2016s to be more vibrant and to offer more classic Chablis character than the 2015s." Collet pointed out that the Montmains was still completing its malo and as such was not presented.