Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin 2012
The parcel of Premier Cru Vaucoupin is exceptionally steep and located on a beautiful hillside facing south-east. Its clay and
limestone soils are characterized by a tangle of Kimmeridgian rocks and marl. The careful work in the vineyard gives a single
finesse in harmony with the terroir.
The vines are approximately 30 years old. The pruning system is guyot double shape. 6500 vines are planted per hectare.
After a conversion to organic viticulture, the domain has now chosen an orientation towards biodynamy. The entire vineyard
is ploughed with a horse and worked manually.
Date of harvest
End of September
Vinification and Aging
The grapes are handpicked at maturity in 10kg crates. The harvest is directly pressed –in a pneumatic press at low pressure.
The wine has been fermented and aged in oak barrels from 2 to 4 wines, or more, during 18 months, and then has been
bottled without any filtration or fining. The close attention brought at each step of the winemaking process is the key element
that allows low sulphur vinification.
The vintage 2012 was a complicated year in Burgundy, due to an accumulation of heavy rains and hailstorms. But the rays of
sun in September contributed to a nice concentration and to a beautiful maturity, which confirm the dynamic of 2012 vintage.
The Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin is characterized by its energy reflecting the whole minerality and finesse of its terroir. It
remains powerful with very fine aromas that promise a very charming vintage.