Domaine Bernard Defaix, Chablis Sans Soufre, Burgundy, France, 2022
Spending time in Didier and Sylvain’s company you immediately understand the energy and effort that is put into their wines, or more correctly, their vines and land.
Situated a little north of the eponymous village of Chablis the brothers have some of the best situated vineyards in the whole of the region and their efforts to coax the best from the soil is incredible. This translates directly into the wines which are powerful, textural and capable of considerable development. Certified organic and with bio-dynamic influences the gentle caring approach of the Defaix boys makes their wines flagship examples of why Chablis is so special.
Since 2009 Bernard Defaix has been officially certified as Organic. For many years the Domaine had been moving towards a sustainable and more ecologically friendly way of farming. Organic farming is the logical result of all this work and some biodynamic practises are now also being introduced. This wine comes from a plot that is over 40 years old.
Alcoholic fermentation with natural yeasts as well as 100% natural malolactic fermentation. No additions of sulphur, no fining and only a light filtration before bottling.
No oak ageing
Fruity and juicy notes with the wonderful minerality of Chablis. Full in the mouth with nice length.
Beautifully refreshing on its own, but equally at home with fish and risotto.
12 x 75cl