2013 Chablis 1er Cru Cotes De Lechet Domaine Bernard Defaix

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  • Format : Bottles
  • Status : Duty Paid
  • Size : 1/75CL

Made from the domaine's oldest vines (planted 1955) which benefit from perfect South/South-East sun exposure. This cuvée is partially fermented in oak barrels & aged for 12 months on fine lees with regular "batonnage". After tasting, this is blended with rest of the cuvée aged in stainless steel tanks. The final blend is bottled 18 months after the harvest to emphasise the Côte de Lechet's power. The bouquet marries floral elegance with the mineral intensity of the terroir. The palate is characterised by fullness, richness and length. The 2013 vintage is less classic than usual, with a more exotic element, which will be welcome in its infancy.

Information About Bernard Defaix

These are classic Chablis wines with admirable minerality and finesse. Bernard Defaix, fourth generation of a family of wine-growers, started this domaine in 1959 with 2 hectares. At about this time, new techniques for protecting vineyards from spring frosts were discovered. Over the years, Bernard and his wife Monique have acquired new land. Their efforts duly enriched the domaine which is now regarded as one of the finest in the Chablis Region. In 2009 Domaine Bernard Defaix was officially certified organic, a further move towards wine-making in the tradition of bygone generations. True to family tradition, the responsibilities for the running of the domaine has now passed to Bernard's two sons, Sylvain and Didier.

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W J Gardener
Nickolls And Perks

Tasting Date : 30 January 2017

 

More colour than the straight village 2013, quite tropical on the nose, warmer than expected, minty again, the palate is more classical but still quite generous, lots of lemony fruit with impressive intensity and structure, long and vibrant. Very good wine for under £20. 90/100 - 2024

Rating : 90/100

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

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4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

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