Domaine de l'enclos Chablis 1er Cru "Vau De Vey" 2018
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All about this wine
Despite achieving Chablis Premier Cru status in the late 1970s, the “Vau de Vey” vineyard—situated in a slender, snaking valley—was given mention as far back as 1537. The name has been traced to a Latin word vadum, meaning a shallow crossing or ford, but the most distinguishing characteristic of Vau de Vey is its steepness. A staggering 52 degree slope, the site benefits from a southeast exposure, which provides ample ripening in a valley that can produce colder temperatures than most surrounding areas. Power, substance and layers is Vau de Vey, and you won’t be forgetting this expression up-and-coming Chablis sensation Domaine de l’Enclos.
Romain and Damien Bouchard grew up in their father’s winery working alongside him from a very young age. In ‘05 they bought the defunct Domaine de la Grande Chaume comprising 3.38 hectares of vines, and decided to make their own Chablis in a small corner of their father’s winery. Ten years later, Pascal Bouchard sold the business he had spent his lifetime building, passing along his vineyards and the proceeds of the sale to his two sons who were now displaced without a winery or any equipment. The Bouchard brothers took two years away from winemaking to create a brand new Domaine that would be everything they had always dreamed of. They converted the 25 hectares of vines to organic viticulture and bought an historic property in the centre of Chablis that became the winery - and have been dedicated to creating lo-fi, modern Chablis ever since.