Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys 2016
This premier cru is characterized by its aromatic richness, and its fineness on the mouth. Fruity and rich.
Food matching note
This wine can be appreciated on its own or to accompany fish cooked in white sauce, seafood etc.
Jaeger-Defaix Rully Rouge 1er Cru Clos du Chapitre 2014
The Clos du Chapitre is a monopole, located on the appellation Chapitre and entirely closed with a stone
wall. This plot of more than 1 hectare is located just behind the family house. Fine, elegant and structured,
the Clos du Chapitre shows a very Burgundian expression of Pinot Noir.
Domaine Jaeger-Defaix is owned by Didier and Hélène Defaix,of the well respected Chablis estate.
With 100% Premier Crus vineyards, situated just south of the Chassagne-Montrachet appellation and
producing wines using organic viticultural techniques (the estate is currently converting to organic
certification), this is considered one of the foremost estates of the Rully appellation.
After speaking to Didier and Hélène Defaix for just five minutes, you start to realise what makes their wines so special. Not only do they have holdings in some of Chablis’ best-situated vineyards; their attention to detail in vine growing and winemaking is astounding. Their focus has been on taking care of the vineyard through improving soil structure, biological pest control and painstaking vegetation management, and their cellar work is similarly precise. All this enables the potential of each “terroir” to fully express itself through fine, powerful and distinguished wines, which have a succulence of texture married to serious intensity of flavour that makes them delicious young yet also capable of considerable cellaring.
“I have said it before but it bears repeating: the improvement at this estate has been nothing short of phenomenal. Chablis fans should add the Defaix brothers to their short list of rising stars”
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com