Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Côtes de Léchet 2020
Much like the rest of Burgundy, Chablis' finest vineyards have (for better or worse) become synonymous with a symbolic grower. This is the case with the Côte de Léchet, in Milly, and Domaine Bernard Defaix. The domaine is the largest holder within this 1er Cru and its cellars sit at the base of the Léchet hill. Didier Defaix is therefore the vineyard's emblematic vigneron (and the site's only certified organic grower).
Defaix cultivates 8 hectares of this Premier Cru located on the slopes of the village Milly and on the right backs of the river Serein. They are the biggest owners of this cru. When some of the plots were planted, they found impressive fossils of Exogyra virgula that had been perfectly preserved. The remarkable stony and sunny soil is captured in this powerful and complex wine. It flourishes with age and expresses mineral aromas reminiscent of gunflint. The Côte de Lechet is indeed one of the Premiers Crus of the Chablisian vineyard with the most exceptional ageing potential. To serve with fish or poultry, with white butter or cream sauces.
Another attractive pale primrose. A little fuller than the Vaillons on the nose, with excellent structure on the palate, a light smokiness, then an engaging volume of fruit. A riper style of Chablis, but with length and some class. - Allen Meadows, Burghound
The Finer Details
Style - White Wine
Varietal - Chardonnay
Country - France
Region - Chablis
Vintage - 2020
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%