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Domaine Bernard Defaix

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After speaking to Didier and Hélène Defaix for just five minutes, you start to realise what makes their wines so special. Not only do they have holdings in some of Chablis’ best-situated vineyards; their attention to detail in vine growing and winemaking is astounding.

Their focus has been on taking care of the vineyard through improving soil structure, biological pest control and painstaking vegetation management, and their cellar work is similarly precise. All this enables the potential of each “terroir” to fully express itself through fine, powerful and distinguished wines, which have a succulence of texture married to serious intensity of flavour that makes them delicious young yet also capable of considerable cellaring.

“I have said it before but it bears repeating: the improvement at this estate has been nothing short of phenomenal. Chablis fans should add the Defaix brothers to their short list of rising stars” - Allen Meadows,

Other wines by this producer

  1. Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys 13 Defaix 6/75

    This premier cru is characterized by its aromatic richness, and its fineness on the mouth. Fruity and rich.

  2. Chab Grand Cru Bougros 11 Defaix 6/75

    Very pleasant with flavours of flowers, honeysuckle in particular, and mineral notes, it is also full in the mouth with good length.

  3. Chab 1er Cru Vaillons 13 Defaix 6/75

    There is a deft touch of wood surrounding the white orchard fruit and honeysuckle aromas that have glimpses of oyster shell poking through. The rich, forward and relatively generous flavours possess a seductive mouth feel and excellent complexity on the dry for the vintage finish. This should age well for the medium term.

  4. Chablis 14 Defaix 6/75

    Chablis 14 Defaix 6/75


    Classic Chablis nose of lemon and lime with a hint of spice. Dry and steely with flavours of lemon and honey offset by a certain richness and complex finish.

  5. Chab 1er Cru Vaillons 14 Defaix 6/75

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