Said to be the oldest domaine in Chablis, tracing its origins back to 1610, it is now run by Daniel-Etienne Defaix, 14th generation of the Defaix family. He took over from his father in 1978 and started making wine “as
my grandfather had done”. This involved keeping the wine in tank for a protracted period and putting it through a monthly bâtonnage, a practice he retains to this day. “
This wine is gold in colour. The nose is opulent with ripe citrus fruits, buttery notes and a pronounced minerality. There is a lovely linear character on the palate and a vibrant acidity. The finish is complex and long.