Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys 2018
Appellation: Chablis AOC
Grape: chardonnay 100%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Drink from: 2019/2026
Serve at: 8/10 °C
Perfect for: Dinner with friends
Pairing: Fish-based appetizers, Fish-based main dishes, Fish-based pasta or rice dishes
Winemaker Didier Defaix's family owns 27 hectares in Chablis, and he is the 5th generation to look after these vines. Located on the slopes of the village Milly and on the right bank of the river Serein, the grapes in the Côte de Lechet are considered to create wines with exceptional ageing potential. The use of stainless steel during fermentation delivers a fresh and bright white which expresses citrus and mineral aromas reminiscent of gunflint.
Didier Defaix comes from a long family tradition of vine-growers and is the son of Bernard Defaix. All aspects of production, from the vineyard to the winery, are undertaken by him and his family. For many years they have moved towards a sustainable and more ecological way of farming - which has resulted in them becoming fully organic.