Just 25% of the Mont de Milieu is fermented and matured in barrel which imparts enough creaminess to set the right balance for this premier cru. It is fresh almost tart on the palate but with plenty of power behind it. This has just hit its stride but should last another few years yet. (20/7/2021)
Droin are an old established Domaine in Chablis and have a large number of vineyards across the region including five Grand Cru and eight Premier Cru. Their wines tend to tread the fine balance between fresh, flinty and creamy. Benoit has now taken over from his father Jean-Paul and has moved away from the amount of new oak previously used in production. Whilst some wines have seen a reduction in new oak others have been cut off entirely. The effect has been a positive one with the classic steeliness and verve of Chablis coming through far more harmoniously.
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2015 was a very good vintage for red and a good vintage for white wines in Burgundy