Domaine Guy Robin Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes 2020
Winemaker Marie-Ange Robin represents the fourth generation of vine growers in the family. It was her father Guy who, parcel by parcel, purchased Chablis vineyards in the 1950s; yet it is Marie-Ange who has brought the winery to a level of greatness for which it was always destined.
REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Chablis
APPELLATION: Chablis AOC
BLEND: 100% Chardonnay
VINEYARDS: Estate vines planted by the family in the 1950s and 1960s in lieu-dits ‘Beugnons’ and ‘Mélinots.’ Pure Kimmeridgian soils are called “millefeuille,” or many-layered, with white clay and fossilized oyster shells.
AGE OF VINES: 50-70 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Pressed immediately, with juice held in tank for 24 hours to settle naturally. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels (10% new.) Aged just under one year in barrel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Regional goats’ cheese; chicken in mushroom sauce; seared ahi tuna or other rich, fresh fish.