Domaine Vrignaud, Chablis `Les Champréaux`

Domaine Vrignaud's Chablis Les Champréaux is from a 2.68 hectare vineyard situated north east of the village of Fontenay. Winemaker Guillaume bottles it separately because he likes the depth of fruit and acid which make this such an individual wine.

This wine is golden yellow in colour. The nose marries citrus and floral notes with vanilla nuances derived from the oak ageing. The palate is rich and intense, balanced by a refreshing acidity and ending with a long and complex finish. The wine is drinking beautifully now and will gain even more complexity from further bottle ageing.

Guillaume joined the family domaine in 1999, when his father was a member of the co-op in Chablis, and convinced him to build a cellar and start making his own wines. Their success was such that they have grown from 12 to 27 hectares of vineyard today. In 2009, Guillaume moved to organic viticulture but, like many growers in Chablis, abandoned it in the difficult 2016 growing season and is once again in the middle of the three year conversion period. To express the character of the vineyards in the finished wines, he is very attentive to picking time. “I pick when the seeds in the grape are brown, but before any over-ripeness or botrytis has set in,” he explains. “I like my Chablis to be lean rather than fat and full.”

Practising Organic, Vegetarian, Certified Organic, Vegan



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