The Joseph Drouhin – Chablis Reserve de Vaudon is a Biodynamic white wine made with Chardonnay grapes. With an ABV of 12.5%, this Burgundy white has a bright golden color, with hints of green.
The bouquet reveals aromas of limes, pomelo, and grapefruit, with fruity-balsamic hints. Light and velvety on the palate, filled with liveliness and finesse, it gives notes of green apple and lemon zest, and finishes long and beautifully.
This Chablis is great to pair with an endive salad, or any light vegetable starter dish. It’s great also to pair with shellfish; try it with crab, lobster, and oysters. It’s also good with fish—a coconut lime fish curry would be wonderful with it.
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 standing upright in the refrigerator.