The Burgundy Wine Board (BIVB) has announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Chablis Wine Awards, identifying the finest wines of the 2006 and 2007 vintages.
The awards brought together a jury of 75 wine tasters from France and Europe, including oenologists, sommeliers, restaurant owners, technicians, wine tasters, amateurs and independent wine growers.
“This event is an important opportunity to honor the best of Chablis wines, to promote the winegrowers and the region,” said Arnaud Valour, spokesperson for Chablis wines.
2007 vintages in the Petit Chablis, Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru appellations were entered, while 2006 harvests were presented for the Chablis Grand Cru appellation.
The 2006 Chablis Grand Cru proved to be a particularly good vintage offering rounded wines with silky features. According to Arnaud Valour, the jurors’ work was cut out for them in deciding upon a winner in this appellation.
“For the Petit Chablis, Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru, the 2007 harvest was a more traditional, classical crop. Wines were bright and vivacious, with strong mineral notes.”
Twenty wine tasting groups were responsible for selecting the top three wines from a batch of approximately fifteen entries. These top wines were then tasted a second time by a super-jury that ultimately selected the winners.
2009 Chablis Awards Winners:
Petit Chablis 2007
Domaine Sylvain Mosnier, Beines
La Chablisienne, Pas si Petit, Chablis
Domaine Servin, Chablis
Domaine Laroche, Chablis
Domaine Servin, Chablis
Château du Val de Mercy, Val de Mercy
Domaine des Marronniers, Préhy
Domaine de la Boissonneuse, Préhy
Domaine de la Grande Chaume, Le Grand Bois, Chablis
Chablis Premier Cru, Rive Gauche, 2007
Domaine Billaud-Simon, Vaillons, Chablis
Domaine Alain Geoffroy, Beauroy, Beines
Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît Droin, Vaillons, Chablis
Domaine de la Grande Chaume, Vau de Vey, Chablis
Chablis Premier Cru, Rive Droite, 2007
Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît Droin, Mont de Milieu, Chablis
Domaine Jean Durup Père et Fils, Montée de Tonnerre, Maligny
Domaine de la Meulière, Les Fourneaux, Fleys
Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoît Droin, Montée de Tonnerre, Chablis
Domaine des Malandes, Fourchaume, Vielles Vignes, Chablis
Chablis Grand Cru 2006
Domaine William Fèvre, Bougros, Chablis
Domaine William Fèvre, Les Clos, Chablis
Domaine William Fèvre, Grenouilles, Chablis
La Chablisienne, Les Preuses, Chablis