Premier Cru, Vaucoupin
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Premier Cru, Vaucoupin

The Premier Cru Vaucoupin consists of a narrow strip of clay and lime localized on the sud/sud-est slope of the Chichée plateau. It is renowned for the delicacy of its wines.

In 2006, the Château de Béru took over a 30 are parcel located in the centre of the Premier Cru Vaucoupin. The vines average 30 years of age. The density of plantation reaches 6500 plants per hectare. The pruning system is guyot double shoot.

The steepness of the slope prevents the use of tractors. In order to improve the soils' quality, they are now plowed with a horse or manually worked.Since 2006, considerable improvements have been made, noticeably in the organic prevention of diseases, in the trellising and biodynamic pratices.

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Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin 2012

Grape variety
100% Chardonnay

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.

2012 vintage
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.



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