2020 Domaine Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis

Chablis, France

An awesome Petit Chablis offering great value for money


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About the Wine

The Domaine Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis is a fresh and lively wine that truly shows its origins and highlights the fruit due to the use of stainless steel tanks at all stages of its development. With lovely aromas and flavours of citrus and stone fruit, the bright acidity makes it a refreshing and tasty wine, something to enjoy with friends over fish and chips.

Many lovers of Chablis like to stress that Petit Chablis should not be seen as "lesser" to those from more prestigious appellations. Petit Chablis is often lighter and less complex than other Chardonnays from the region, although it pairs well with lots of foods that a Grand Chablis may not (and it's also much, much cheaper).

About Domaine Bernard Defaix

Defaix is based in the small village of Milly, on the left bank of the Serein river that divides the Chablis. The Domaine is now run by Didier, son of Bernard, and his wife Helene, and comprises approx 25 hectares across Petit Chablis, Chablis, 1er and Grand Cru sites.

An early convert to organics, the wines are pure, clean but also have weight and texture that is oft lacking in basic Chablis.

Domaine Bernard Defaix, and family
Domaine Bernard Defaix, and family
Credit @ Domaine Bernard Defaix
Additional Info

From the Producer

Produced on the flatter grounds of Chablis, the Petit Chablis is characterised by its freshness.

Its pale robe and its vivacity redolent of mineral hints convey the subtlety of the Chardonnay grape grown in this stony soil. The wine is bottled 8 months after the harvest in order to preserve all of its freshness.

An attractive advantage of this appellation is its excellent value for money. We only produce small quantities of this wine, which is perfectly suitable for an appetiser or to accompany a platter of cold meats.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Domaine Bernard Defaix, and family
Domaine Bernard Defaix, and family
Chablis, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Inside Burgundy

"“The plot is located above Vaillons, and rarely for Petit Chablis, on kimmeridgian soil, in a very stony spot. Attractive mid lemon colour, a stony-style bouquet to the extent of a certain smokiness. Fleshes out in the middle of the palate to a clean attractive finish. Good choice for those who want to keep to the classic style.” - Jasper Morris MW (Inside Burgundy)


Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

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