|Domaine des Malandes
|Chablis, Burgundy, France
|Premier Cru Chablis
Domaine des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Vau de Vey 2022
A producer we have only offered a few times before, Domaine des Malandes, nestled in the heart of Chablis, is a renowned winemaker with a rich heritage spanning three generations. Established in 1982, this family-owned estate boasts 29 hectares of meticulously tended vineyards dedicated to outstanding Chardonnay cultivation. With a commitment to sustainable farming practices, Domaine des Malandes produces approximately 200,000 bottles annually, including an impressive range of Premier Cru and Grand Cru Chablis wines. Their dedication to preserving the authentic terroir of the region, combined with modern winemaking techniques, has earned them a well-deserved reputation for crafting exceptional and expressive Chablis wines. The Domaine is currently owned and operated by Richard Rottiers, who has taken this estate to a new level with the introduction of organics and only replanting with massale selection Chardonnay. Year after year, these wines have been making huge increases in quality, with 2022 being one of their most outstanding vintages yet.
Delicious citrus peel and green apple, with a lovely richness to the mid-palate and a long, pithy finish. An excellent example from the village, and great value to boot.
"The 2020 Chablis Vau de Vey 1er Cru has a light, steely nose that is very zen-like, with crustacean aromas emerging with time. The palate is better, offering sour lemon and orange peel on the entry and fine acidity that lends satisfying tension."
90pts., Neal Martin, Vinous