The Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons from Joseph Drouhin is made with Chardonnay grapes with an ABV of 12.5%. this Biodynamic Burgundy is a typical Chablis—dry and brisk, with a brilliant yellow-green hue.
It exudes mineral and complex aromas—notes of white flower and lemon, with surprising hints of artichoke and asparagus. It has a wonderful clarity and sharpness on the palate, with fruit and mineral flavors, and a long aftertaste.
This Joseph Drouhin – Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons is an excellent wine to serve as aperitif. It’s great with seafood, and best paired with oysters, fish, and other shellfish.
At the age of 22, in 1880, Joseph Drouhin settled in Beaune to found his own wine company. This young man from Chablis was brave, daring, with a good head for business, and he aimed to make great quality wines that bore his name.
It was when his son, Maurice, took over, that the House established a vineyard domaine, acquiring high quality appellations like Clos des Mouches and Clos de Vougeot. And when Maurice’s son, Robert, succeeded him in 1857, they introduced “culture raisonée,” which was to do away with pesticides and other chemicals. He was one of the first in Burgundy to do so, and he also built a laboratory dedicated to enology, and run by the first woman enologist in Burgundy, Laurence Jobard.
House Drouhin is presently run by Joseph’s great grandchildren, upholding all the values with which their ancestor built his business—a constant search for quality, and a deep appreciation for the natural elegance of Burgundy.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days