The 2009 Chablis Les Vaillons wraps around the palate with succulent pears, apricots, light floral honey and mint layered into the generous, rich finish. This inviting, opulent wine is likely to offer its greatest pleasure upon release. The estate typically harvests Vaillons early, as the sugars can mount quickly. Roughly 20-30% of the 2009 Vieilles Vignes was aged in French oak barrels and larger tonneaux, 15% new. Anticipated maturity: 2012+.
Aromas of flint, ripe pear andsummer blossoms echo on the palate and merge nicely with pronounced expressions of ripe white fruit.
The wine fermented in French oak (15%) and stainless steel (15%) and then aged for nine months instainless steel (85%) and French oak barrels (15%) of which 25% was new.