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Domaine Gérard Duplessis— Vaillon Chablis 1er Cru 2021

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Known as the antiquarians of Chablis, the father and son team of Gérard and Lilian Duplessis have gained a reputation for their “immortal”, age‐worthy wines and unparalleled store of older vintages. For those who love the intense minerality and glacially slow development of great Chablis, these are wines of reference.

Tasting Notes: Loads of citrus and ripe white fruit layered over a characteristic minerality (oyster shell, slate) and a touch of well‐integrated oak character.

Serve With: Especially good with oysters and scallops but works with a wide range of seafood and white meats.


Domaine Gerard Duplessis

Domaine Gerard Duplessis is a family-run, 8-hectare operation first founded in 1895. Today Lilian Duplessis is the vigneron after his father, Gérard passed the reigns to Lilian, now a fifth generation winemaker. The domaine has vines in Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, premier crus Fourchaume, Vaillons, Montee de Tonnerre and Montmains. For those who love the intense minerality and traditional natural cellaring of great Chablis, try this beautiful selection of terroir-specific wines.
Domaine Gerard Duplessis wine is crafted from well established and organically farmed vineyards.

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About 18 acres total, includes about 3.75 acres in village appellation, .75 acres in Grand Cru “les Clos”, and the balance in Premier Crus (biggest holding is >6 acres in Montmain, but there are also about 3.75 acres “Vaillon”, 2.5 “Montée de Tonnerre”, and about 1.25 acres “Fourchaume”. Agriculture Biologique (certified Ecocert).


100% Chardonnay.


From 50‐year‐old vines. Yields of < 1.5 tons/acre. Classic Kimmeridgien soils with some marne and clay.


Primary fermentation and malolactic conversion occurred in tank with indigenous yeasts (no inoculation). 10‐12 months aging in stainless steel tanks, followed by a further 6 months aging in French oak barrels (10% new). Lightly filtered prior to bottling.




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