“The best friend in your fridge during summer time! Montmains highly speaks of its birth place: Chablis. Lively, fresh, subtle and full of energy. What else do we need? Good company I guess…”– Véronique Boss-Drouhin, Winemaker
In the sixties, when the Chablis vineyards were all
but abandoned, Robert Drouhin recognized the
potential of this region which had been ravaged by the phylloxera disease a century before.
He was one of the first Burgundy propriétaires who set about revitalizing the area.
Montmains is the northernmost vineyard in the Joseph Drouhin Chablis Domaine. It is one of the seven Premier Crus due to its excellent exposure and Kimmeridgian soil concentration, giving it the easily recognizable character of Chablis.
Harvesting is done by hand and pressing is done very slow so as to respect the fruit. Juices from the last pressings are not retained. Aged in stainless steel tanks for 7 to 8 months.
ABOUT DROUHIN VAUDON
The Moulin de Vaudon, the property of Joseph Drouhin, is an 18th Century watermill straddling the Serein River, close to the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis. Flowing gently past hillsides covered with vineyards, the river has always been closely identified with Chablis and its region. Because of its unique location at the heart of their 38 hectare vineyard estate (95 acres), this historical mill is the headquarters of the Drouhin Domaine in Chablis.
Joseph Drouhin, a precursor and pioneer in this great wine region for 40 years, will strengthen the identity of their prestigious Chablis Domaine. With this in mind, and starting with the vintage 2008, the name “Vaudon” will be associated with Joseph Drouhin for all its Chablis wines as a sign of the firm’s allegiance to this historical terroir.