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Billaud Simon, Chablis Grand Cru, Vaudesir 2018

Billaud Simon, Chablis Grand Cru, Vaudesir 2018

Whether the name of this vineyard really drives from "la vallée de tous les désirs" or not is moot - one would like to think so, as it's so romantic! A proportion goes into older barrels. This displays breadth and... Read More

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ColourWhite

RegionBurgundy

Sub RegionChablis

GrowerBillaud-Simon

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2018

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeBIL418

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Burgundy

The Burgundy Pyramid

Making sense of the complexity of the complexity of Burgundy isn’t easy.

Though Burgundy only comprises 5% of France’s vineyard area, it holds 100 different Appellations, 25% of the entire French total.  There are no less than 5,000 growers, 85% of whom own less than 10 hectares, and four fifths of them make wine.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world.

Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who...

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Billaud Simon, Chablis Grand Cru, Vaudesir 2018

Whether the name of this vineyard really drives from "la vallée de tous les désirs" or not is moot - one would like to think so, as it's so romantic! A proportion goes into older barrels. This displays breadth and lightly honeyed volume but also a racy, mineral streak - just what one seeks in Grand Cru Chablis as opposed to wines from the Côte de Beaune. Will benefit from cellaring; Grand Cru Chablis like this lasts a long time. 2021-2030

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