Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons Long Depaquit
Part of the reason Chablis is considered a region of its own is the number of premier cru and grand cru vineyards that can feature on labels there are 8 grand cru vineyards and a staggering 89 premiers crus in the region. Albert Bichot’s vineyard in Vaillons consists of 4 hectares in ÒLes pinottesÓ. The wine is made from hand-picked grapes fermented in tank with 10% of the musts fermented in old oak barrels. After gentle lees-stirring the wine is blended into vat and left for a period of settling and integration of both wines before bottling. The light touch used in the winery is done with a mind to let the terroir express itself through the wine. It is a classic expression of fine Chablis in its youth but the makers recommend a period of 5-10 years’ cellaring to: allow to fully develop and become more “voluptuous”.