Eleni et Edouard Vocoret

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Bottle Shot

Le Bas translates to below and this plot borders with the bottom of the 1er Cru of Chapelot, part of the Montee de Tonnerre hill, just a few yards away to the north sits Le Clos Grand Cru. The quality of this spot as a ‘village wine’ is outstanding. South East exposition. Deeper soil than the 1er Cru of Chapelot so gives more richness (Clay, Limestone, and Kimmeridgian). 3.2 ha, 40 years old. Wild Fermented in steel then elevage in barrel for 12 months of 6 to 30 year old barriques.

“Very pale colour. Currently a sulphur addition is slightly killing the nose. I am not worried on that score as the wine on the palate is absolutely astounding. There is more fruit than the previous two, a lively greener touch, with exceptional weight right across the palate. Huge length. I am astonished by this as a straight Chablis!” Tasted: July 2020 – 5 stars – Jasper Morris – Inside Burgundy

“The 2019 Chablis Le Bas de Chapelot is more discreet on the nose compared to the Les Pargues, displaying subtle scents of blood orange and apricot blossom, beautifully defined as usual. The palate is vibrant and lively with a keen bitter lemon edge, dovetailing into a concentrated finish. Excellent” – 92-94 – Neal Martin – Vinous


Bottle Shot

They always had the vineyard however only bottled under their own Domaine in 2017. 0.9 hectares. Far more white clay than the other plots between the 1er Cru hills of Vaillon and Le Foret as Eleni describes to me “In between La Foret and Vaillon. Kimmeridgian with lots of of white clay. Hard to work *she laughed*” North West facing. Style – good mix, very mineral. 40 years old vines. Wild Fermented in steel then Elevage in barrel for 12 months of 6 to 30 year old barriques.

“The 2019 Chablis Boucheron, which had been in barrel since March, has a pretty nose of expressive yellow flowers mixed with honeysuckle and light jasmine scents. The palate is lightly spiced on the entry, edgy and tensile, with a vibrant peppery finish. Good potential – lots of energy locked up in this Chablis” – 90-92 – Neal Martin – Vinous


Bottle Shot

Les Butteaux is part of Montmains and shares the hill with Montmains 1er Cru itself and 1er Cru La Foret. This site is at the tip of of the Cru. Picked from 60 year old vines they only make 6 barrels from 0.32 of a hectare.

“The 2019 Chablis Les Butteaux 1er Cru has a more conservative nose than the Village Crus, austere and reserved yet with fine mineralité and terroir expression. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and superb salinity, touches of shucked oyster shells emerging toward a finish that fans out gently. This deserves a couple of years in bottle to really show what it can do (which is a lot)” – 93-95 – Neal Martin – Vinous