Chablis ligger i den nordligste del af Bourgogne og de sprøde, mineralske og friske Chablis-vine er en naturlig følge af køligt klima og den kalkholdige jordbund. Alderen på stokkene ligger mellem 25-40 år. Der gæres og lagres udelukkende i ståltanke for at bevare den velkendte mineralitet og renhed i vinen.
The 2018 Chablis Villages, matured in a combination of stainless steel and barrels, has a lifted bouquet, with hints of yellow flower (dandelion consommé, perhaps) coming through with time. The palate is fresh on the entry, with a touch of orange rind neatly embroidered into the Granny Smith apple and granite notes that gently fan out on the finish. This is a few furlongs better than the Petit Chablis this vintage and, as such, comes recommended.
This is a very well-crafted Chablis from winemaker Jean-François Bordet. Winemaker Jean-François Bordet is the man behind Domaine Seguinot-Bordet, located in the village of Maligny. The Seguinot family are one of the oldest in the region, stretching back to 1590, so it is perhaps surprising that their profile is not higher. It should be, considering the quality of the wines that I tasted and the fact that Jean-François is deeply involved in the administrative side of Chablis, acting as president of the Chablis Wine Board until 2013. It might be because among their 16-hectares of vine, there is just one Grand Cru holding in Vaudsir, which is unfair the Premier Crus and the Chablis Vieilles Vignes, from vines up to 106 years old, are very fine in quality. He usually ferments at slightly cooler temperatures than some growers with three to five months ageing on the lees. These wines are worth getting to know.