Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru 2011

Chardonnay from Chablis, France

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Item No. 125259
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP92
  • BH92
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

A mixed bouquet of toasted almonds, sweet spicy notes and Virginia tobacco. A delicious wine that gives a warm sensation in the mouth.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2011 Chablis Vaillons is impeccable from start to finish. Layers of yellow stone fruits caress the palate in this overt, yet highly sophisticated wine. The underlying minerality is present, but the fruit is so intense those elements are virtually hidden. Hints of slate, gunpowder and smoke appear on the vibrant close. Anticipated maturity: 2013+.
Range: 90-92 "
92 Points

"A wonderfully complex nose features notes of white pepper, wet stone, soft spice notes and plenty of floral influence. There is excellent freshness and energy to the tension-filled, precise and acceptably concentrated flavors that terminate in a dry, clean, pure and focused finish that delivers impressive persistence. This is not the densest wine in the range but the length is first-rate.
Range: 90-92"
92 Points

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Learn About Domaine Louis Michel et Fils

Chablis was made famous by the merchants of Beaune. In the early eighteenth century, Beaune meant red burgundy; Chablis meant white. This caught on and around the world. Chablis became a synonym for dry white wine. Today, Domaine Louis Michel is one of the leading family-held estates in Chablis, not only in terms of production, but also in the reputation they have gained as...

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Learn About Chablis

Chablis got a bad rap when its name was plastered on large jug wines in the 1980's and 90's. Luckily, the wine in those jugs has nothing in common with the actual region. Wines produced in Chablis are some of the most unique in the world. Typical descriptors of a classic Chablis include a greenish tinge on the wine, minerality and crisp acidity balanced by a round mouthfeel....

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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