The bad news is that Verget produced no Chablis at all in 2020. The good news is that we have secured further stocks of their excellent 2019 premier cru – Chablis Vaillons - shipped and ready for the sunshine.
Vaillons is one of the premier cru vineyards to the south west of the village, lying between the Côte de Lechet and Montmains. The vines for Verget’s cuvée are at the top of the slope. In true Chablis fashion it has seen no oak at all – it was vinified in horizontal stainless steel tank, then aged on its lees.
The resulting wine is fleshy and rich, with a pin-point mineral finish, and a great deal for the money. At £210 per case in bond, it is a premier cru wine for a village wine price. Compare it to the premier cru whites from the Côte d’Or and it looks even better value.
We have the wine in stock now and available for delivery. It has to be the best value premier cru Chablis available.
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Aromas of beeswax, crisp yellow orchard fruit, waxy citrus rind and bread dough introduce the 2019 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, a medium to full-bodied, supple and satiny wine that's open and charming, concluding with a delicately saline finish. This will drink well young.
90 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (249), June 2020
This 1er cru is located in the village of Chablis and has a clay soil. This wine comes from a single plot located at the top of the Premier Cru Vaillons called Les Beugnons. It was vinified entirely in horizontal stainless steel tank. The fermentations ended at the beginning of December. It was then aged on lees in tank. Bright lemon in colour with a ripe nose of lemon oil, pear and a light stony character in the background. The palate is fleshy and quite full for Chablis, showing pear and peach balanced by fresh lemon and lime. Succulent and rounded, the Chablis character builds towards a finish that is stony, pithy and lightly creamy. This is approachable, rounded and fine.
93 points, Farr Vintners