Domaine Gueguen Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2022 (6 Bottles) Burgundy, France

$620.00 GST Included


The Gueguen Vaillons is sourced from a small, southeast-facing plot of 45-year-old vines at 180 metres in Vaillons on clay/limestone soils. The fruit was pressed as whole bunches and fermented naturally in stainless steel at cool temperatures. The wine went through full malolactic conversion and rested on fine lees in tank for six months.

“Slightly deeper in colour, with extra weight and ripeness from the well-exposed Vaillons site. This is very well balanced by plenty of brisk acidity. Lots of density here, and concentration for longer ageing. A distinctive style of Vaillons but one that will have wide appeal.” 92 points, Andy Howard MW, Decanter

“Purchased grapes which they harvest. Sample from tank. Clear pale yellow. The bouquet suggests a veneer of richness on top of the usual bone structure. Good intensity, a grapey note through the middle and some lemons to finish.” 90-92 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy



About Domaine Gueguen

Organic-in-conversion Domaine Gueguen is based in the hamlet of Préhy, just 7 km southwest of Chablis. Although it’s dripping with the history of its founders, it was established in just 2013. The vineyards are largely inherited from Céline’s grandmother. Nearly all the fruit is estate-grown, with just a small amount in Chablis sourced from reputable growers.

The estate of Celine and Frederic Gueguen is made up of 25 hectares of vines in the villages of Chablis, Chichee, la Chapelle Vaupelteigne, Saint-Bris and Irancy.

Celine, from a winemaking family, worked with Frederic at her father Jean-Marc Brocards estate for over a decade before they decided in 2013 to go it alone and create their own wines.

Their cellar is in the small village of Prehy, where they work out of a 19th-century building crafting a deliberately modern style of wine, with a focus to respect and express their terroir.

One of their main goals is to preserve their soil, which is why they use neither chemical fertilisers nor herbicides. From 2015 onward all their wine have been made using exclusively organic processes, with the domaine beginning its conversion to certified organics with the 2019 vintage.

Made up of 35 separate parcels, Domaine Gueguen vineyards provide both great complexity, and incredible richness.

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