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Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, situated in the renowned wine region of Burgundy, France, has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. Its name originates from the walls that once surrounded the vineyard, with “clos” signifying an enclosed area in French. This 27-hectare (66-acre) vineyard is the largest and most esteemed among the seven climats of the Chablis Grand Cru appellation.

Located above the town of Chablis, Les Clos enjoys a prime southwest-facing slope. This aspect is crucial as it exposes the vines to the intense afternoon sunshine, ensuring optimal ripening of the Chardonnay grapes while maintaining the fresh, racy acidity for which Chablis wines are celebrated. The cool continental climate of northern Burgundy further contributes to this balance.

The soil profile of Les Clos is essential in shaping the character of its wines. The vineyard’s white, stony soil contains substantial levels of limestone and clay, derived from the Kimmeridgian marl, a remnant of an ancient sea that once covered the region. This well-drained soil forces the vines to delve deep into the limestone for water, resulting in wines with intense minerality.

The wines produced in Chablis Les Clos are highly regarded for their power, intensity, and aging potential. They are often associated with ripe stonefruit, hints of orange peel, and a touch of honey. While they may be more closed in their youth compared to other Grand Cru wines, they exhibit a remarkable balance between power and finesse.

Chablis Les Clos vineyard is exclusively planted with the Chardonnay grape variety, which thrives in this terroir, showcasing its true potential. The vines benefit from the homogenous terroir, which contributes to the consistency and quality of the wines produced in this region.

Overall, Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos stands out as a beacon of excellence in the Chablis appellation. Its historical significance, favorable location, unique soil profile, and the exclusive use of Chardonnay grapes come together to produce wines of exceptional character and complexity. Wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike continue to admire and savor the timeless beauty and flavors of this esteemed wine region.

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    Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2020

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