Chardonnay - Droin Chablis
Winery : Droin
Droin Chablis are outstanding wines, from the zesty raciness of the AC level through the complexity of Droin's 1er Cru range.
The Droin family is one of the oldest wine producing families in Chablis with over 5 centuries of production. They have 25ha of vines with superbly sited parcels in 7 of the top Premier Crus and 5 Grand Crus. The family domaine is now managed by Jean-Paul and Benoit Droin, the 13th and 14th generations respectively.
Owing to very low yields in vintage 2016, the wines are extremely limited.
2016 Droin AC Chablis: This is flavour-packed Chablis. Nougat and sweet citrus, guava and exotic tropicals too. Smooth in the mouth with melon, charcuterie and barley sugar.
2016 Droin 'Vaillons' 1er Cru Chablis: From 6 different climats that see 15% of new and one year old wood. The name comes from 'vallon', meaning valley. Classic minerally Chablis characters.
2015/16 Droin Vaucoupin 1er Cru Chablis: SOLD OUT Vaucoupin is located on a very steep hill, consequently everything is done by hand. Calcareous and rocky soils plus the aspect combine to produce Chablis of brilliance and finesse. Fresh, briny oyster shell to the fore here.