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2020 Georges Deschamps Chablis

Chablis, France

Electric, racy Chardonnay with a mineral streak from a famed winemaking family in Chablis.

$55.00

About

About The Wine

The Chablis region may not be known for its production of natural wine, but anyone who tries the Georges Deschamps range is sure to remember the name.

In tribute to winemaker Guillaume Vrignaud's great-grandfather, he uses only classic, traditional approaches to making this outstanding Chablis, crafting what is effectively a minimal intervention Chardonnay that holds its own against some of the region's Grand Cru offerings.

From hand-picked organic grapes, the wine undergoes a spontaneous fermentation, extended lees-work, and is bottled unfiltered with only a small dose of sulphites.

About Georges Deschamps

Winemaker Guillaume Vrignaud is the fifth generation of his family to farm vineyards in France's northern Chablis region, but is the first of his family to actually make wine from his own grapes!

Alongside Domaine Vrignaud's more traditional range, Guillaume produces the 'Georges Deschamps' label in homage to his great-grandfather, who planted the family's first Premier Cru vines in 1955. To honour the late Georges, Guillaume follows a traditional, natural approach to winemaking, with wild yeast fermentation, long lees ageing without batonnage, and ageing in old oak vessels.

Following organic practices since 2009, the family's domaine has been certified organic since 2012.

Guillaume Vrignaud (centre) with his parents.
Guillaume Vrignaud (centre) with his parents.
The fourth and fifth generations of grape-growers behind the Georges Deschamps label.
Additional Info

From The Producer

Gently harvested and whole bunch pressed into stainless steel for a long, natural fermentation. On lees for about 12 months, then racked into stainless steel for roughly 12 months aging. Lightly fined with bentonite and filtered with very low SO2 additions prior to bottling.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Guillaume Vrignaud
Winemaker Guillaume Vrignaud
At home among the vines of Chablis
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Certified organic, lo-fi producer. Good gear from this outfit. Toasty elements, soft texture, a bit of mealy character, green apple, a little nashi pear, really lovely fruit characters and a late slip of grapefruity acidity. It feels a bit broad but reigns in some nice mineral and citrus fruit notes with a touch of chalkiness in tow. Ripper drink." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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