Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin
Chablis, France, $27.99
Over the years as the demand for Chablis has grown the appellation has expanded its borders to meet this demand. Unfortunately most of this expansion has occurred in areas where portlandian limestone is the predominant soil type. Traditionalists to their core, Jean-Paul and Benoît Droin source their Chablis from thirty plots totaling 9.33 ha on entirely kimmeridgian soils ensuring that their village wine has the depth of minerality one has come to expect from the appellation. It is fermented and aged entirely in tank. Their holdings on portlandian limestone are bottled, as it should be, as Petit Chablis. Winery notes.