2020 Clotilde Davenne Chablis

Chablis, France

A crisp and lively Chardonnay from 40-year-old Chablis vines


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About the Wine

Chablis is a superb winegrowing region completely dedicated to Chardonnay. Wines designated simply as 'Chablis' account for around two-thirds of all production in the region, with grapes coming from anywhere within its boundaries, rather than a specific town or vineyard.

The Clotilde Davenne Chablis comes from the village of Courgis, right next door to her winery in Prehy. The juice is fermented at a low temperature in stainless steel vats, with natural yeasts. The wine then rests for 8-12 months before bottling.

With great minerality, the wine has a beautiful aroma of oyster shells, synonymous with the Chablis region. Flavours of white peach and gunflint, coupled with crisp acidity, lend the wine a mouth-watering quality.

About Clotilde Davenne

Having not come from a winemaking family, Clotilde Davenne had to forge her own path. Having studied oenology in 1986, she then did vintage in California before returning to France to work for the famed Jean-Marc Brocard in Chablis. After working with him for 17 years, Davenne had accrued excellent knowledge of the region's terroir and styles.

In 2005 she started her own label, with a small plot designated Petit Chablis, mainly because of its northern exposure (seen as a negative). Since that time, she has amassed more vineyards and gained an excellent reputation due to the high quality of her wines. No oak is used for cellaring them, resulting in wines that are fresh and pure.

Clotilde Davenne amongst her vines
Clotilde Davenne amongst her vines
Chablis, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

Aromatics: Notes of citrus, white flowers and saline characteristics.

Palate: Clotilde's Chablis is pristine, plenty of texture with notes of lemon and quince. Vibrant with minerality and good tension – begging for another sip. Benchmark AOC Chablis!

About the wine: South facing, 38 year old vines planted in 1983 in the village of Courgis next door to the winery in Prehy. Terroir of Kimmeridgien from Jurassic era, full of small fossilized oysters from the time when the sea covered the Paris Basin. Aged in tanks 8 to 12 months on lees. No oak.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Autumn colours in the vineyard
Autumn colours in the vineyard
Chablis, France

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