Chablis Dom Samuel Billaud Grands Terroirs, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2018
Sourced from three parcels of vines in different sectors of the appellation; Les Pargues towards the village of Préhy, Les Cartes between the premiers crus of Vaillons and Montmains where the vines are 60 years old and Bas de Chapelots just below Montée de Tonnerre. Has fine balance of ripe fruit and thrilling acidity. Unlike most Chablis, it has great length on the finish and will develop well in bottle.
Samuel Billaud is one of Chablis’ greatest wine-makers. For twenty years he was responsible for the superb quality of wine at the family estate, Domaine Billaud-Simon, before setting up his own winery in 2009, where he produces a range of wines from several of the region’s finest sites. In 2014 he recovered his share of the Billaud-Simon vines which he now vinifies and bottles under his own name.