Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru ‘Les Blanchots’ 2017

Producer Information

Domaine Billaud-Simon is renowned for producing some of the best wines in Chablis, long recognised for their steely, mineral style. Domaine Billaud Simon owns 20 hectares of vineyards in some of the best areas in Chablis. Most of the domaine’s wines see no oak at all, apart from the Premier Cru Mont de Milieu which is 40% vinified in oak and the Grand Cru Les Blanchots, which is 100% vinified in oak.


Surface area: 12 ha 70 / Surface area of our parcel: 0 ha 18 a
Soils: Kimmeridgian from the upper Jurassic with a high level of very hard marls, often ochre yellow in colour and highly fossiliferous.
Exposure: Right bank. South – South/East
Grape variety: Chardonnay


Hand harvested in order to preserve the quality of the fruit. The grapes are sorted manually on a vibrating sorting table in order to retain only the most healthy fruit. The grapes are drained naturally before being pressed using a pneumatic press in order to gently extract the juices and conserve as much aroma as possible. Static cold settling of the musts for 12 to 24 hours in stainless steel vats in order to obtain a bright, clear juice. Alcoholic fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation, both natural, in stainless steel vats. 15 to 18 months in stainless steel vats with, if necessary, some time spent in French oak barrels in order to preserve freshness and minerality whilst bringing complexity and richness to the wine. The wine is racked twice before being bottled in the end of Autumn

Tasting Note

Bright, clear hue with intense golden green glimmers. The nose is elegant, delicate and characterised by floral notes of acacia and lime blossom combined with soft waves of citrus fruits. The palate is rich, dense and opulent. The aromatic profile reveals toasty notes and candied fruits. The finish is long, tonic and very mineral.

Serving Suggestion

Serve at 10-12°C.

Chablis, France
100% Chardonnay

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