60 miles further north than the rest of Burgundy – the wines can really struggle unless conditions are perfect – both with the weather and in the cellar. Great Chablis have an acidity that attacks your tastebuds, but too often in the lesser wines this goes unchecked – and unfortunately, too many of the top wines are overly saturated in wood – masking what makes Chablis great.
So believe me, I’ve tried. But over five years of tasting, I’ve just never found enough of a truly great Chablis at a reasonable price. Not only does that change today – but this wine is a walk-off homer at under $25 (when added to a case).
The Vocorets are one of the oldest producers in Chablis – and still family owned and operated today. Founded in 1870 – they’ve been through the highs and lows. In the late 1800s and early twentieth century, Chablis was THE WHITE WINE of the Parisian bistro set. Barges would jam the River Seine for months out of the year – bringing wine directly into the city.
But then Phylloxera ravaged the vineyards and when railroads replaced the rivers for commercial transport – Chablis was passed over. Many sold (or even abandoned) their vineyards, but not the Vocorets. They simply dusted themselves off – relocated vineyards and got the next generation ready to take over.
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