Domaine Chevallier

Chablis

The brothers Claude and Jean-Louis Chevallier come from a very old winegrowing family. In 1986, the two founded their own farm. In the small village of Montallery, they took over and renovated an old winegrowing farm. The vineyards are spread over the three municipalities of Beines, Courgis and Chablis. While the older brother took care of the grain farming, Claude was responsible for the vineyard with about 15 ha of vines. More about the winery


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domaine chevallier the winemakers
The winemakers - Claude and Céline Chevallier
A few years ago, Jean-Louis retired, and with him the farm. The winery is now run by Claude's daughter Céline, who joined the business in 2015 after completing her oenology studies in Bordeaux. The vinification and cellar work is still in the hands of her father. The wines are classically vinified in stainless steel so that the minerality of the famous Kimmeridge soil - a limestone-clay conglomerate - is fully expressed. Only the Chablis Prestige from old vines, as well as the 1er Montmains, are partly matured in used 300 litre barrels. These wines represent the archetype of Chardonnay. A creaminess that comes not from the wood but from the chalky, chalky soils. The fruit - reminiscent of ripe, yellow, often exotic fruits - is never loud and superficial. These are rich wines, but at peace within themselves. Young and decanted, they are very fine food companions. But as with all Chardonnays, the greatness of a Chablis only reveals itself after a certain maturity on the palate.