Billaud- Simon was founded in 1815 and is now owned by the Faiveley Family, a famed Burgundy producer. The estate encompasses 17 hectares which are all centred around the village of Chablis itself, and they have plots in 4 Chablis Grand Crus and 4 Chablis Premier Crus too. Billaud-Simon are renowned as having some of the best and highest quality Chablis made in a very crisp, mineral style by winemaker Olivier Bailly, with little or no oak in order to maintain and showcase their natural quality.
This example is from the ‘Montee de Tonnerre’ Premier Cru, which is one of the very best in Chablis, sited right next door to the Grand Cru vineyards. It shares South/Southwest aspect to the sun, with the Grands Crus, which aids ripeness, and a high content of limestone in the soil giving intensity to the wines. The result is a powerful, intense wine with structure and a long finish of citrus, minerals, herbs and stone fruits, that will age impeccably up to at least 8 years in half bottle. 12.5% ABV.
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