Domaine Billaud-Simon was founded in 1815 and covers 20 hectares of the most beautiful terroirs of Chablis, with four grand crus (Les Clos, Les Preuses, Vaudésir and Les Blanchots) and four premier crus (Montée de Tonnerre, Mont-de-Milieu, Fourchaume and Vaillons). In 2014, the domaine was bought by the Faiveley family, who confirmed their determination to maintain the Bernard Billaud style with precise wines, which stand out for their fine minerality.
About the cuvée
This Chablis Grand Cru has mineral and fruity aromas (white and yellow fruit). On the palate it demonstrates a nice balance between a smooth texture and acidity. The finish is remarkably long.
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