Jean-Paul and Benoît Droin Petit Chablis 2015
- Rated 4 stars
- Chablis, Burgundy
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: November 20, 2017
- Last modified: November 20, 2017
This is a humble Petit Chablis from one of the appellation's historic, unsung (IMHO) producers, the father-son team of Jean-Paul and Benoît Droin. The Droins have been producing wines in Chablis for 400 years (their history as vignerons dates back at least to 1620). Benoît represents the 14th generation of Droins and is one of the most dynamic young winemakers in the region today. They own 13 ha of vineyards, including many 1er and Grand Cru sites. Lemon and stones ride along a bed of lees in this streamlined white, with ample pear, subtle stone fruit, lemon and fine spice. There's an earthy herbal wave to the finish. Ideal for drinking now, while you wait for your Grand Cru Chablis to be ready.