DOMAINE DANIEL-ETIENNE DEFAIX CHABLIS GRAND CRU GRENOUILLES 2007

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DOMAINE DANIEL-ETIENNE DEFAIX CHABLIS GRAND CRU GRENOUILLES 2007

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Grenouilles is the smallest of Chablis' Grand Cru sites, and named for the frogs which frequent the vineyard.  Defaix's vines are at the vineyard's highest point. 

A knockout wine, intense, fat and with incredible length.  A rich and buttery nose, with an array of citrus and apple fruit, over a plethora of classic Chablis brine and mineral, an energetic wine which hums on the palate.

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Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Intense, traditional, mineral drenched Chablis from a no compromise operation

One of oldest properties in Chablis and with family winemaking ancestry stretching back some 400 years, this is a domaine with important historical presence. The 26 hectare estate has significant Premier Cru plantings, and the winemaking ethos gives some idea to these wines' natural intensity. No oak is used in the élevage, with weight and texture brought about through extended skin contact, long and slow wild ferments, no artificial rushing of malolactic fermentation which can take months, and a type of bâttonage which does not expose the wine to air, using natural carbon dioxide from the ferment to preserve the wine. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered, and as perhaps the ultimate statement of no compromise, atypically for Chablis, are released with significant bottle age. A phenomenal, first rate producer of the region.