Eleni and Édouard Vocoret are at the vanguard of new-wave artisanal Chablis.
Having been gifted 5ha of vines from Édouard’s family at the end of 2012, the couple’s accomplished wines belie the fact that their estate is still a relative Burgundy newcomer.
While most producers in Chablis blend all their plots together, the Vocorets craft single-site Chardonnays that express a real sense of place. With local legend Vincent Dauvissat (for whom Eleni worked as assistant winemaker) offering advice, they farm organically, using natural fermentation and old oak to produce wines of shimmering vitality.
'Le Bas de Chapelot' – from a village parcel beneath the lauded 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre – offers exceptional value with concentrated citrus fruit and a detailed, mineral finish. ‘En Boucheran’, a perennial STTV favourite, is full of flavour and instant appeal, sourced from three levels of vines between Montmains and Vaillons.
‘Les Pargues,’ a southerly vineyard neighbouring La Forêt 1er Cru, is Vocoret’s most fruit-forward wine, its generosity balanced by a pithy edge. 'Les Butteaux' 1er Cru is one of the top examples of the appellation, combining the minerality typical of Chablis with a weight and complexity only found in the region's top wines.
Already regarded as one of the foremost artisanal domaines in the region, Vocoret is on a rapid ascent to stardom. With Burgundy prices rising and a fast growing fanbase, these wines are becoming increasingly hard to find.
‘Le Bas de Chapelot’ 2020 (£31) Sold out
Grown on deeper clay and limestone soils beneath Chapelot 1er Cru.
Taut and linear – classic Chablis – with lemon verbena and crushed rock notes, and a crisp, saline acidity. Drink to 2032.
‘En Boucheran’ 2020 (£31) Sold out
From three levels of vines between Montmains and Vaillons.
The rich yellow fruit and chamomile character is cut by incisive acidity and an earthy, mineral finish. Drink to 2028.
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‘Les Pargues’ 2020 (£36) Sold out
A prime southerly site neighbouring Butteaux and Forêt 1er Crus.
Expressive and spicy (opening up with air) with a well-defined, bitter-edged finish. Drink to 2032.
‘Les Butteaux’ 1er Cru 2020 (£58) Sold out
A steep, limestone-rich 0.3ha site – one of the appellation’s finest.
Gorgeous warm citrus notes combined with stony minerality and laser-focused precision. Approaching Grand Cru quality. Drink to 2038.