Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin - Chablis Grand Cru - Les Clos - 2001
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Appellation: Chablis Grand Cru
The Droin family is amongst the oldest in Chablis, its members having been wine growers for nearly five centuries. Since the year of 1620, fourteen generations of vignerons have transmitted their “savoir-faire” down from father to son.
On November 1st 2002, the SCEV Jean-Paul and Benoit Droin was created. The Domain has been enlarged by 4.30 ha in Chablis, Premier Crus Montmains and Grand Crus Les Clos, thanks to a lease granted to Benoit by his cousin Christiane Droin-Lucas, now retired. Catherine has become the Domain manager, assisted by Marie, Benoit’s wife and by Martine who has been the secretary of the domain since 1994.
The Domain now consists of more than 25 ha spread over the four appellations. It is principally made up of vineyards acquired over the centuries by 13 generations of wine growers who have never left their native soil. This explains the typically Burgundian divisions of the land.
A very subtle wine, which finally could be called “Montee de Tonnette of the Grands Crus”. Very mineral with a unique finesse, always developing with hits of vanilla. In general, this is more dry and more structured than the other wines. It is not recommended for tasting before 4 or 5 years. A Grand Cru which could age over 10 years or more.