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Domaine F. Raveneau Chablis Vaillons 2009
Wine Advocate 94
"The 2009 Chablis Vaillons is all about delineation, focus and transparency. It is a compelling, marvelously subtle wine in every way. In particular, the Vaillons successfully reconciles the generosity of the year with the minerality that is typical of this site. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029."

"A mountain spring stream is what comes to my mind, seamlessly flowing, cool and thirst quenching. Add a pinch of sea salt to give a bit more definition. The nose  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #11783
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Wine Advocate 94
"The 2009 Chablis Vaillons is all about delineation, focus and transparency. It is a compelling, marvelously subtle wine in every way. In particular, the Vaillons successfully reconciles the generosity of the year with the minerality that is typical of this site. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029."

"A mountain spring stream is what comes to my mind, seamlessly flowing, cool and thirst quenching. Add a pinch of sea salt to give a bit more definition. The nose starts with shy ripe but fresh fruits, pear, lemon and banana, followed by beeswax, sea salt, limestone, honey and ends with a hint of oak. The palate truly is seamless from the start to the end, not necessarily impressive but having the right showing of everything, silky and polished texture, ripe sweet but fresh fruit and fresh acidity. This is drinking beautifully in a very primary way. Airy and seamless, an excellent example of the 09 Chablis that emphasizes balance and minerality over bright acidity that one finds in the 08s." ~ Winery notes
About Domaine Francois Raveneau
The domaine was created in 1948, when François Raveneau consolidated his holdings with his wife's family's vineyard parcels. Though his father had spent years selling off prime parcels, François was doing his best to bring new ones back into the hands of the domaine. The reputation of this elusive and somewhat stoic vigneron spread quickly, as his style was easily recognizable as far superior to the growing trend of innocuous, somewhat uniform Chardonnay. The domaine's production has always been miniscule, and Kermit fought in vain throughout the seventies to add these wines to his portfolio. As an ardent practitioner of natural wines, François was extremely skeptical about shipping overseas, fearing that the wines might suffer during the ocean voyage. Assured by friends that Kermit was very familiar with natural wines and only shipped in refrigerated containers, François finally agreed (see Adventures on the Wine Route). The relationship started with the 1979 vintage and has continued solidly ever since. Today, François' sons, Bernard and Jean-Marie, direct the domaine, yet stay true to their father's philosophy in both the vineyards and the cellar.
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