Maison Drouhin Vaudon

Chablis Montée de Tonnerre

Premier Cru

Grape Variety



Site: "Montée de Tonnerre" is located south-east of the Grand Cru area.

History & tradition: 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 owners who set about revitalizing the area.  

Soil: the Kimmeridgian limestone contains millions of tiny marine fossils embedded in a kind of whitish mortar which may have been once the bottom of the sea...hundreds of million years ago. This marine origin gives the wines of Chablis their unique flavour.


Plantation density: 6 250 stocks/ha.

Pruning: double Guyot "Vallée de la Marne" (for its resistance to frost).

Yield: we aim for a lower yield in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.


Supply: grapes and musts purchased from supply partners.

Very slow pressing so as to respect fruit.


Type: stainless steel tank

Length: 7-8 months

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"Powerful and mineral wine, typical of Chablis. Brilliant yellow colour. The aromas are reminiscent of citrus as well as asparagus or artichoke. Clear-cut impression on the palate. Elegant and complex flavours. Nice balance between texture, fruitiness and mineral sensations".


Thanks to its tings and its full-flavoured citrus aromas, 2014 rightfully takes its place among the great vintages. Briny, lightly floral.


Temperature: 13°C (53°F).

Cellaring: 3 to 8 years.

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