"The 2013 Chablis Vaulorent wraps around the palate with lovely depth and plenty of textural richness. Here the flavors are generous, resonant and quite open, with distinctly tropical-infused flavors that add an exotic flair throughout. (89-91)" –Aug 2014
"Once again there is a touch of exoticism to the mostly smoky and floral-infused nose that also displays hints of apricot, white peach and subtle tidal pool hints. There is strikingly good intensity to the lemon-inflected and tension-filled medium-bodied flavors where the citrus character can also be found on the agreeably dry and moderately firm finish. I suspect though that this will soften up early on though reward 6 to 8 years of cellaring."
The Chablis Vaulorent comes from a rare sub-climat of ‘Fourchaume’, directly across from ‘Les Preuses’ Grand Cru. As the only 1er Cru growing on a Grand Cru hill, it is considered by many to be the best 1er Cru in Chablis along with Montée de Tonnerre.
The vineyard is planted with 45- to 50-year-old vines that have a south/southwestern exposure on kimmeridgian limestone soil and are farmed biodynamically.
Gently pressed grapes are fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured on the lees for 14 months in neutral oak. There is no battonage, but the wine does complete natural