Domaine Vocoret & Fils Chablis 2019
A 180 million year-old geologic formation of decomposed clay and limestone, containing tiny fossilized oyster shells, spans from the Dorset village of Kimmeridge in southern England all the way down through Champagne, and to the soils of Chablis. This soil type produces wines full of structure, austerity, minerality, salinity and finesse.
The Vocorets are one of the oldest producers in Chablis – and still family owned and operated today. Founded in 1870 – they’ve been through the highs and lows. In the late 1800s and early twentieth century, Chablis was THE WHITE WINE of the Parisian bistro set. Barges would jam the River Seine for months out of the year – bringing wine directly into the city.
But then Phylloxera ravaged the vineyards and when railroads replaced the rivers for commercial transport – Chablis was passed over. Many sold (or even abandoned) their vineyards, but not the Vocorets. They simply dusted themselves off – relocated vineyards and got the next generation ready to take over.
This wine captures the typical Chablis character with steely minerality, focused citrus expression and firm acidity.
Serve as an aperitif or with oysters, seafood, snails, charcuterie, goat cheese, Gruyere cheese.
Product of France