Domaine Vocoret & Fils Chablis 2018
The Kimmeridgian (limestone-rich) soils that run through Chablis give the wines their characteristic minerality, which can also be described as gunflint, chalk and, in the wines of Vocoret & Fils, the taste of a wet stone. The grapes were grown on chalky hillsides of Kimmeridgian limestone mixed with Portlandian clay. This wine captures the typical Chablis character with steely minerality, focused citrus expression and firm acidity.
The Vocoret family has been growing vines for over four generations. In the cellars, vinification is still carried out traditionally and bottling takes place exclusively on the property. The uncle/nephew team of Patrice and Jerome Vocoret directs this old (found 1870) 47 hectare Domaine blessed with fully 15 hetare of grand cru, the Domaine owns 50% of its vineyards and leases the other half Vocoret are among a handful of producers in Chablis who continue to ferment their wines in large oak foudres.