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Billaud-Simon 2018 'Tete d'Or' Chablis, Burgundy, France

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Billaud-Simon 2018 'Tete d'Or' Chablis, Burgundy, France

Winemaker: Olivier Bailly

Varieties: Chardonnay

Farming: Sustainable 

Terroir: Tête d’Or is sourced from 28 year old vines from a domaine-owned a south/southeast facing 3 hectare parcel at the foot of the Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru in the heart of the Chablis appellation. Kimmeridgian soils. 

Vinification: Grapes are manually harvested, pressed and macerated at cool temperatures for 7 days. Fermentation entirely in temperature controlled stainless steel. The wine is aged for 12 months in 80% stainless steel, 20% oak

Critical Acclaim:

  • 92 PTS, Wine Enthusiast -- "A subtle, flinty note of reduction gives way to creamy, chalky lemon on this wine's appetizing nose. The palate then sweeps in with unexpected juiciness and ripeness from the hot summer. A leesy, chalky texture lends coolness and anchors the freshness. The finish offers more lovely chalkiness." -Anne Krebiehl

 

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