100 Chardonnay from Kimmeridgian soil (the same stuff in that other Chablis
January 5th 1944... the "Petit Chablis" appellation was created. Why Petit? it has something to do with the elevation and soils but all we care about is that it makes the wines cheaper and allows for some stunning bargains to emerge. Wed gladly drink this over many "grand" Chablis!
Domaine Bernard DefaixView all from Domaine Bernard Defaix
Fourth generation from a family of vine-growers, Bernard Defaix started with 2 ha in 1959. From this period, a method to protect the vineyard against spring frost was discovered. Thanks to this, the vine-growers could be sure to have a minimum of harvest every year and so they began to develop stable trade markets.
The domain stretches over 27 hectares : Chablis Premier Cru (Côte de Lechet, Vaillons and Lys), Chablis and Petit Chablis.
The 2009 year has brought a great change to us : we have officialized our vineyard's conversion into organic farming as we went through the official certification under the control of Ecocert.
For many years yet, we have moved towards a sustainable and more ecological farming. Organic farming is the logical result of all this work.