Chablis Drouhin Vaudon Reserve de Vaudon
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750 mL | Alcohol/Vol: 13%
The Réserve has a slightly more vibrant, more expansive palate than the entry-level Vaudon, mixing biodynamically-farmed Drouhin estate fruit drawn primarily from Premier Crus Montée de Tonnerre and Mont de Milieu on the right bank, close by the Grand Cru terroirs. In 2018 the intensity was slightly ramped up by a warmer vintage but all in the best way. The attack has a rich pear and beeswax nose that tumbles onto the palate, where the textures are smoother and creamier in more of a Grand Cru style. It is delicious and very drinkable right now. Post fermentation, it spends eight months in stainless tanks on its lees. Drouhin has been around since the 1880s, with the current generation's great grandfather starting the business as a negociant. In the early 20th century, the family started as winemakers, purchasing and planting their first vineyards in the early 1960s.