Chablis, Grand Cru
Domaine Seguinot Bordet
92 points Wine Advocate
Seguinot-Bordet Chablis Grand Cru “Vaudesir”
The Seguinot family’s roots can be traced as far back as 1590 in the Chablis district, the northernmost area of the Burgundy region. At Domaine Seguinot Bordet, they provide the utmost care their densely planted vines, all the while respecting nature’s harmony and the organic balance of the seasons. They make their own selection of vine plants when they need to be replanted but the oldest are already as old as their ancestors. The rich soils from the Kimmerridgian origin gives our wines a specific iodine character, genuine and inimitable typicity.
Golden color with green glints. The nose is like a ray of sunshine with a multitude of summer scents. The taste is the perfect balance of class and elegance, vivacity and mellowness.
The vineyards, situated predominately around the village of Chablis, are dedicated almost exclusively to the Chardonnay grape and planted on soils of Kimmeridgian limestone with outcrops of chalk. The cool climate of this region produces wines that are naturally high in acidity with a taught, lean structure, especially when compared to the relatively lush and rich Chardonnay wines produced in the more southerly districts of Burgundy. The flavors are less rich and fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates, often presenting characteristics described “flinty” or “steely” and laced with minerality.
According to the domaine’s own special quality charter.
“The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir is a richer, ampler wine, offering up aromas of honeyed peaches, gently framed by spicy oak. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, generous and textural. I preferred the Fourchaume for its purity and elegance, but readers who admire a more unctuous, wood-inflected style of Chablis will gravitate toward the Vaudésir.” – 91 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate