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Domaine Samuel Billaud – Petit Chablis 2017

Domaine Samuel Billaud – Petit Chablis 2017

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This Petit Chablis Chardonnay is lively with citrus notes.

Samuel Billaud is considered to be one of the select few outstanding producers in Chablis. His wines have a distinctive elegance, balance and complexity that is rarely achieved with such precision. Testament to this is Samuel’s ability to bring out the unique characteristics of each of his fantastic terroirs. The Petit Chablis vineyards are, on average, 30 years of age.

The 2015 vintage is lively, with citrus aromas hinting at lime and grapefruit. On the palate, the citrus gives way to strong flavours of crushed oyster shells with complex tones of minerality. It pairs perfectly with natural oysters and seafood. Drink now. 100% Chardonnay.

"This Petit Chablis is energetic with great intensity. I love this pristine Chardonnay with a lot of oyster shell minerality. It’s mouth watering."

At Domaine Samuel Billaud the grapes are harvested by both hand and machine for the Petit Chablis and Chablis and only by hand for the 1er Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. In the vineyard, the yields are managed strictly to accentuate the concentration of the grapes. The harvest date is of vital importance in this regard and Samuel chooses the date without any compromise. As a result it can sometimes take up to four weeks to harvest his plots. This ensures that every plot is at optimal ripeness. Once picked, the grapes are quickly brought to the winery and pressed in the pneumatic press. Then the juice undergoes its alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentation in small stainless steel tanks. Finally, the wines are matured for 12 months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks.

What we say

"This Petit Chablis is energetic with great intensity. I love this pristine Chardonnay with a lot of oyster shell minerality. It’s mouth watering."

Technical notes

At Domaine Samuel Billaud the grapes are harvested by both hand and machine for the Petit Chablis and Chablis and only by hand for the 1er Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. In the vineyard, the yields are managed strictly to accentuate the concentration of the grapes. The harvest date is of vital importance in this regard and Samuel chooses the date without any compromise. As a result it can sometimes take up to four weeks to harvest his plots. This ensures that every plot is at optimal ripeness. Once picked, the grapes are quickly brought to the winery and pressed in the pneumatic press. Then the juice undergoes its alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentation in small stainless steel tanks. Finally, the wines are matured for 12 months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks.





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