The Droin family is amongst the oldest in Chablis, its members having been wine growers for nearly five centuries. Since the year 1620, fourteen generations of vignerons have transmitted their “savoir-faire” down from father to son. The Domain now consists of more than 25 ha spread over the four appellations as follows :
Petit Chablis 1.30 hec
Chablis 9 hec
Premier Cru (8 parcels) 11 hec
Grand Cru (5 parcels) 4.14 hec
It is principally made up of vineyards acquired over the centuries by 13 generations of wine growers who have never left their native soil. This explains the typically Burgundian divisions of the land.
Chablis produces the most white wine in Burgundy, about a third of the wine produced goes to La Chablisienne, a major wine cooperative, another third sells their wine unbottled to local or regional trading houses and the remaining third is sold by the producers under their own label. This means the Droin brothers are among a select group of winemakers who go their way, enforcing stricter standards than others to differentiate their wines from the bigger producers.
Made from 100% Chardonnay, to quote the "Best of Wine in Ireland" - 'a hint of mushrooms on the nose at first, that opens up nicely. In the mouth it is rich and opulent - almost honeyed, with good refreshing acidity and a dry finish'.
Food Match: mussels, oysters, chicken.