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.