Domaine Besson Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2016  - Last Bottle

Domaine Besson Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2016




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Geez, geez, OK, we heard you! "MORE CHABLIS!", you wrote in all caps...well, guess what? A container from France just landed and it is packed with vinous deliciousness. GRAND CRU GREATNESS this time!! Woo hoo! Camille’s wines are a mammoth favorite among all of you savvy White Burgundy sleuths -- so bring on the mouth-tingling, razor-fine brilliance!!

Some months back we sold you (to endless raves) the AWESOME 'Montmains' bottling (a Premier Cru), but Grand Cru is what gets the blood rushing, are we right?? AT THIS PRICE?? When we started importing the killer Besson Chablis wines, we KNEW we had something special -- huge congrats to Camille Besson, who just took home the 'Trophée des Jeunes Talents' - an award for winemakers aged under 40, or who have been in business for fewer than five years. 

But, let us tell you about the percolating piquantness of this lovely, sexy, racy Grand Cru from the Vaudesir vineyard that you will NEVER find at anything like our reality-defying price. This coveted vineyard always imparts wonderful acidity and minerality, with a true, pure salinity and oyster-shell-like minerality that purists CRAVE. This is chardonnay at its finest -- one that walks a fine line between the flinty, crisp, brisk acidity and hyper-freshness with the sweet Meyer lemon fruit and just a hint of more tropical fruits. Never heavy in any way, just skin-tinglingly complex and layered. SO. GOOD. Amazing! It will hold too -- drink it in 2024 if you are so inclined! We bought as much as we could from the Domaine (sadly, less than we'd like....) but if REAL DEAL, minerally, nervy chardonnay is your bag -- today is the day! UBER-LIMITED, like all Grand Cru White Burgundy is!!

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93 points

“This powerful wine owes its richness to the ripe yellow apple and pear flavors, with a mineral structure that imparts a taut character. Light wood aging (10% of the wine) has added just a hint of toast. Drink from 2023.”

~Wine Enthusiast

Domaine Besson is one of our premier discoveries from Burgundy.

Technical Details

  • Country: France
  • Region: Burgundy
  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Blend: 100% Chardonnay
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Vineyard: Vaudesir
  • Winemaker: Camille Besson
  • Alcohol: 13.0%

About The Producer

Situated in the heart of Chablis, Domaine Besson is the proud owner of an exceptional wine-producing heritage, seeking to express and transmit in its wines the purity and sensitivity of this unique terroir. The estate is an independent family-owned and run domaine spanning four generations. Today, their 21 hectares comprises holdings in Petit Chablis, Chablis and selected Premiers/Grands Crus. Alain Besson has handed more control to his daughter Camille, who looks after the winemaking and marketing, and his son Adrien who is responsible for the vineyard work. Practicing ‘lutte raisonnée’ in the vineyards and manual harvesting (for the Grands Crus only), their thoughtful, sensitive  winemaking gives rise to wines that offer a pure expression of fruit in a fine and elegant styling.

Pairing Suggestions

Oysters anyone?! I love Chablis in oysters and prefer it to the classic Muscadet and oyster pairing. In addition, this Vaudesir will stand up to a whole host of other richer flavors like roasted chicken or pork loin.



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