Vocoret Chablis 1er Cru 'Les Butteaux' 2021

Vocoret Chablis 1er Cru 'Les Butteaux' 2021

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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.

A steep, limestone-rich 0.3ha site – one of Chablis’ finest. Gorgeous, warm citrus notes combined with stony minerality and laser-focused precision. Approaching Grand Cru quality. Drink to 2038.

Wine Details

Type White
Country France
Region Burgundy > Chablis
Producer Domaine Eleni et Edouard Vocoret
Vintage 2021
Grape Varieties Chardonnay
Farming Organic
Bottle Size 75.0cl