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Daniel-Étienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys 2010  - First Bottle

Technical Details

  • BlendChardonnay
  • WinemakerDaniel-Etienne Defaix
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionBurgundy
  • AppellationChablis
  • VineyardLes Lys
  • Aging/Cooperagefine lees in stainless steel tanks for at least 18 months

Daniel-Étienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys 2010

Chardonnay  |  France

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The Daniel-Étienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys 2010 is a stellar representation of premier cru Chablis from the esteemed Burgundy region. With a decade of aging, this wine has evolved into a true masterpiece, displaying a beautiful golden hue and an enticing bouquet of ripe orchard fruits, honeyed nuances, and a delicate hint of flinty minerality. On the palate, it boasts an exquisite balance of richness and acidity, with flavors of ripe peach, lemon zest, and a touch of toasted almonds, leading to a long, elegant finish that showcases the wine's refined complexity and aging potential. ONLY TWO CASES AVAILABLE!

About the Producer

Daniel-Étienne Defaix is a prominent figure in the realm of Burgundian winemaking, known for his unwavering dedication to tradition and his deep-rooted passion for producing exceptional wines. Born into a family with a long-standing winemaking heritage in Chablis, France, Defaix inherited a profound appreciation for the region's terroir and winemaking techniques. In 1959, he assumed the reins of the family estate and embarked on a journey that would shape his legacy. Throughout his career, Defaix focused on cultivating vineyards that reflected the unique characteristics of Chablis, with an emphasis on organic farming practices and respect for nature. His commitment to quality extended to the winemaking process itself, where he championed the use of traditional methods such as aging wines in oak barrels and minimizing intervention. Defaix's unwavering pursuit of excellence and preservation of time-honored winemaking techniques have solidified his reputation as a respected and influential figure in the history of Chablis wines. Today, his legacy lives on through the wines produced by Domaine Daniel-Étienne Defaix, a testament to his enduring impact on the Burgundian wine industry.