Power, substance, and value!! Highly perfumed with apple blossom, toasted hazelnuts, seaweed, white peach, and camomile. The palate reveals lemon curd, cream, pastry, and green apple, minerals. So complex. Roast chicken, veal. Organic
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Native Breton Herve Azo's story began with a love-at-first-site introduction to Chablis. In the 1970's, he left his high-powered job in Paris to work the harvest in Chablis...and never looked back. He slowly acquired vineyard land which was at the time only a fraction of its current value. The property now includes 12 hectares of vineyards, nine of which are located on the premier cru slopes surrounding the village of Milly. Soils here are the finest of pedigrees - Kimmeridgian limestone for the premier and grands crus, which are rich in prehistoric marine fossils, and the Petite Chablis on Portlandian limestone outside the appellation limits of classic Classic Chablis.
The Vau de Vey vineyard is exceptionally steep with a 52% slope, on Kimmeridgian limestone soils, making these Premier Cru wines exceptional values.
The domaine has now transitioned to Jean Marc Brocard who carry on the original Azo purist house style. Purity is the goal with fermenting and aging occuring only in stainless steel vats. Wines are bottled unfined and lightly filtered.
Year in and year out this wine way over performs at its price level. In fact, we’ve had wines that come in at twice as much as this 1er Cru Vau De Vey that we liked less, so when it comes to Chablis you would be hard pressed to find a better value. Lovely weight in the mouth, curvy and round but still has gorgeous balancing acidity. Doughy, citrus laced and with a pop of fresh green apple. Brilliant wine.
Power, substance, and value!! Highly perfumed with apple blossom, toasted hazelnuts, seaweed, white peach, and camomile. The palate reveals lemon curd, cream, pastry, and green apple, minerals. So complex. Roast chicken, veal.