Domaine Vocoret & Fils Chablis Les Vaillons 2016Domaine Vocoret & Fils Chablis Les Vaillons 2016
Vocoret is a traditional, family-owned winery in Chablis; Patrice is the fourth generation of his family to farm the vineyards, but it was his grandfather who was the first to bottle the wines in 1930. Of the winery’s forty hectares, seventeen hectares are 1er Cru, sixteen hectares are village level, four hectares are grand cru and the balance is Petit Chablis. The winery follows sustainable agriculture and is fortunate to work with many old vines. The vines average 35-40 years-old and the oldest vines were planted in 1958.
Patrice’s goal is to make wines “that show the fresh, crisp minerality of Chablis.” Grapes are sorted by hand before going in the pneumatic press; the 1er cru and grand cru wines are fermented and aged in large foudres and demi-muids, and the village is made entirely in stainless steel. All of the wines are racked off the lees after malolactic fermentation.