Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots is a barrel-aged white wine produced by the Billaud-Simon winery with the Chardonnay variety in the French denomination AOC Chablis Grand Cru, in Burgundy.
Billaud-Simon is a family winery with a long winemaking history and vineyards in the best Chablis soils. It is now run by Bernard Billaud and his nephew Samuel Billaud who, with the help of winemaker Pierre Lédé, have begun updating the winery with the newest technology to produce the best expression of each terroir and the purest and most elegant wines.
Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots comes from one of the most prestigious vineyards in Chablis. 12 hectares of 40-50 year old vines planted on steep slopes with mainly clay and limestone (kimmeridgian) soil. The team use environmentally friendly agriculture to preserve the maximum expression of the terroir and the harvest is carried out manually.
The grapes selected to make Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots go through an pneumatic press and the resulting must undergo a cold maceration for 5 to 7 days. Fermentation lasts 15 to 18 days and then the wine ages for about 14 months.
In honour of an area producing some of the most sought-after white wines, Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots is an aromatic, fresh and very mineral Chardonnay.