2019 Raoul Gautherin Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons", Burgundy, France

This ripe Chablis offers a flinty minerality and citrus on the nose. Flavors of yellow apple and pear along with ripe tangerine are accompanied by bright acidity on the palate.



The grapes are selected from 6 different vineyard parcels in the 4 sub climats of Les Lys, Les Séchers, Les Epinottes, and Mélinots with an average vine age of 43 years. The wine spends 12 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling with no battonage.


In the late 1950’s, Raoul Gautherin founded his Domaine as we know it today, making wine from his family’s vineyards, which date back to 1585. Raoul's son and grandson, Alain and Adrien have taken the vineyard management and the winemaking to new heights for the family. The family has 16.5 ha of vineyards total in Chablis with holdings in the Premier Cru’s of Vaillons, Montmains, and Mont de Milieu, along with holdings in the climats of Vaudesir, Les Clos and Grenouilles within Chablis Grand Cru. With minimal use of new barrels, Adrien’s ability to create rich yet bright and beautiful wines is developed through extended lees aging, no battonage and working with vineyards that have an average vine age of 38 years from his Chablis all the way up to the Grand Crus.


Grape(s) Chardonnay
Farming Sustainable