Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or 2016
Terroir: Tete 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.
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.
Additional Details edit
Attractive white gold color with delicate, pale green reflections. The nose offers citrus and white flowers. The palate is refined, smooth and rich. Everything is perfectly balanced: lively yet discreet, mineral without being dry, fruity yet refined.
- Appellation: Chablis
- Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Kimmeridgian
- Vineyard Acreage: 3ha parcel
- Avg Vine Age: 30+ years
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- Alcohol: 13%
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- Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml, 12/375ml
- UPC Code: Inquire
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
(this got a small percentage of neutral oak): Medium yellow; these 2016 colors are fairly deep. Ripe, fruit-driven scents of yellow stone fruits and orange zest. A step up in sweetness and texture over the basic village wine, showing a gingery oak quality that's neither dominant nor drying. Good energy and underlying minerality here. Finishes spicy and persistent.