Domaine de Vauroux Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2012: Super Members’ price per case of 12 bottles delivered
This classic Chablis from a top Chablis vintage and an historic Chablis winemaking family is what the influential Le Guide Hachette calls ‘a great success’. Awarding its prestigious Star, it writes of ‘a flattering and very pleasant wine, the slightly brioche nose breathes freshness. In the mouth, it is the fruit that imposes itself by its power and aromatic richness . . . an impression of harmony.’ The Club Tasting Panel note ‘fresh, spicy and floral aromas, with a touch of melon and pear. Rich and fat in the mouth, with ripe fruit, creamy texture and saline tanginess in the long finish.’
The wine is Domaine de Vauroux’s Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2012 The domaine was founded by the Tricon family in 1956. The history of winemaking in the family goes back to the 17th century. Olivier Tricon now farms these acres, producing classic Chablis from 35-year-old vines, situated in one of the most favoured plots of the appellation. It hugely outperforms its classification, these 35 year old vines making all the difference, adding an extra layer of intensity.
Domaine de Vauroux is a wonderfully classic Chablis estate. Unusually for Chablis—indeed the whole Burgundy region—Domaine de Vauroux was established as a single, continuous estate, comprising 13 hectares of vines. Over the years the domaine has expanded its vineyard area to 46 hectares, through judicious purchases in Bougros, Montée de Tonnerre and Montmains.
All vines are grown sustainably and fruit is given a delicate pressing and vinification to create wonderfully subtle, elegant wines. If you’re looking for a top-quality, reasonably-priced Chablis, Domaine de Vauroux has it.
Drink up to 10 years after release. Match with poached fish, sushi and sashimi, and shellfish.
Case of 12 bottles. RRP £300. CCUK £207. Free UK mainland delivery.