75cl * Organic * 13.0% ABV * Burgundy, France
The Defaix brothers farm some of the most sought-after vineyards in Chablis. The fifth generation winemakers have converted the domaine to organic certification and are in the process of moving to biodynamics. After hand-harvesting, the fruit is fermented and matured in oak barrels (20%) and stainless steel (80%) to add a gentle richness. The end result is a surprisingly powerful Chablis, showing classic gunflint aromas mixed with ripe lemon, apple and marine fossils. Middle-weight with a spine, and yet concentrated, this is delicious, fresh and appealing. Pair with fried fish, mussels or oysters.