37, cours Xavier Arnozan
33000 Bordeaux – France
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Chablis 1er Cru – Vaulignot


Designation Chablis
Vineyard Size 10 hectares (22 acres)
Soil type The parcels are planted on calcareous & limestone layers.
Vine varieties 100% Chardonnay
Planting density -
Average vine age -
Vine growing conditions -
Pruning method -
Grape harvesting -
Vinification 1er Cru Vaulignot parcels are handpicked, like all our 1ers Crus and Grands Crus. Generally, we start in these parcels a few days after 1er Cru Vaillons in order to give the grapes an extra time to mature. Once the juices are in stainless still tanks, they first go through a 100% alcoholic fermentation activated with natural yeast during 15-18 days at low temperature (18°C) then through a 100% malo-lactic fermentation thanks to natural bacteria at 20°C for a few months.
Maturing After a racking manipulation to take out the big-gest lies, the wine ages in tank on fine lies for at least 6 months with a pumping over on a weekly basis. Then it is fined before a cold filtration and bottling. This last part is done tank by tank, the rest of the wine remaining in tank at least 1 year. The last tank of Vaulignot 2010 was bottled last February.