2020 Georges Deschamps Petit Chablis

Chablis, France

Crisp, minerally, and unoaked Chardonnay from a fifth-generation winemaker in Chablis..



About The Wine

The 'Georges Deschamps' label pays tribute to the third generation of the Vrignaud family, currently headed by the fifth-generation winemaker Guillaume.

These are wines made in the traditional, old-school way (what modern winemakers might call the 'lo-fi' or minimal intervention style), and this enticing Petit Chablis is no exception. Crafted from organic grapes, this wine is hand-picked and fermented with wild yeast, preserving a minerally feeling of terroir.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered, with no new oak and some nice lees work.

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 six months, then racked into stainless steel for aging. Lightly fined with bentonite and filtered with very low SO2 additions prior to bottling.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Organic since 2009, certified 2012, an indie producer in Chablis. Toffee apple, lime, light quartz-milk minerally characters. Scent and flavour in synch. Light lactic feel, feels loose knit but plenty concentrated and great zingy finish is a neat counter balance. Not overly complex, but straight up kinda delicious, in its simple, unadorned way." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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