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Domaine Jaeger-Defaix, France

Hélène Jaeger-Defaix manages this estate in the same same spirit as their vineyards and estate in Chablis.

Farming organically, the vines have an average age of at least 35 years. When the hand picked grapes arrive the pressing is gentle and slow to extract the best juice. Post fermentation the wine is aged for a further 18 months in oak barrels of 1 to 5 years old with moderate “batonnage” to enhance the elegance of the wine.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Organic viticulture.
  • Winter and summer ploughing to arate the soil and bury weeds.
  • Minimal use of sprays, with only sulphur and copper being used if necessary.