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.

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Domaine Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis 2017
Its pale robe and its vivacity redolent of mineral hints convey the subtlety of the Chardonnay grape grown in this stony soil. The wine is bottled 8 months after the harvest in order to preserve all of its freshness. An attractive advantage of this appellation is its excellent value for money.
Item Number: 31186
Bottle:$16.45
Case: $197.40
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Dom B. Defaix 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis 1er Cru 2016
A moderate application of toasty oak is clearly present on a pretty nose that displays notes of saline, oyster shell and lemon zest. There is fine richness and volume to the relatively dense flavors that exude a fine bread of minerality on a clean and dry finish where the citrus elements telegraphed
Item Number: 28832
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Domaine Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis 2016
" Defaix makes a full range of outstanding Chablis from the Petit, grown on the flatter sites, to Grand Crus. This has a bracing mineral quality with sea salt, sea shell, green apple and lemon flavors, great purity and focus at a great price." ~ Winery notes

Dom. B.Defaix 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis 1er Cru 2015
A moderate application of toasty oak is clearly present on a pretty nose that displays notes of saline, oyster shell and lemon zest. There is fine richness and volume to the relatively dense flavors that exude a fine bread of minerality on a clean and dry finish where the citrus elements telegraphed

Domaine Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis 2015
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" Defaix makes a full range of outstanding Chablis from the Petit, grown on the flatter sites, to Grand Crus. This has a bracing mineral quality with sea salt, sea shell, green apple and lemon flavors, great purity and focus at a great price. " ~ Winery notes

Dom. B.Defaix 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis 1er Cru 2014
"Layered with chalk and stone as well as complete fossils of exogyra virgula, the Côte de Lechet produces impressive, mineral driven wines. Add white citrus and pear notes along with racy acidity. " ~ Winery notes

Dom. B.Defaix 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis 1er Cru 2013
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" Layered with chalk and stone as well as complete fossils of exogyra virgula, the Côte de Lechet produces impressive, mineral driven wines. Add white citrus and pear notes along with racy acidity. " ~ Winery notes

Domaine Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis 2014
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" Defaix makes a full range of outstanding Chablis from the Petit, grown on the flatter sites, to Grand Crus. This has a bracing mineral quality with sea salt, sea shell, green apple and lemon flavors, great purity and focus at a great price. " ~ Winery notes

Domaine Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis 2013
" Produced on the flatter grounds of Chablis, the Petit Chablis is characterized by its freshness. Its pale robe and its vivacity redolent of mineral hints convey the subtlety of the Chardonnay grape grown in this stony soil. The wine is bottled 8 months after the harvest in order to preserve all

Dom. B.Defaix 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis 1er Cru 2012
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" Layered with chalk and stone as well as complete fossils of exogyra virgula, the Côte de Lechet produces impressive, mineral driven wines. Add white citrus and pear notes along with racy acidity. " ~ Winery notes

Dom. B.Defaix 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis 1er Cru 2011
"A reserved and elegant nose shyly suggests aromas of mineral reduction, citrus and tidal pool nuances that introduce beautifully detailed and seductively rich flavors that also enjoy plenty of dry extract that adds a sense of volume to the bone dry and highly persistent finish. This is really a

Dom. B.Defaix 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis 1er Cru 2010
"8 hectares were cultivated of this Premier Cru, located on the slopes of the village Milly and on the right backs of the river Serein. Bernard Defaix are the biggest owners of this cru. When some of the plots were planted,impressive fossils of Exogyra virgula that had been perfectly preserved were

Dom. B.Defaix 'Cote de Lechet' Chablis 1er Cru 2009
91  Burghound 
Allen Meadows Burghound 91 "Notes of pain grilli mix with fresh and bright citrus and tidal pool aromas that are also reflected by the elegant and pure medium-bodied flavors that possess good levels of dry extract that buffer the precise, detailed, clean, linear and dry finish that offers terrific