Frédéric Gueguen — Chablis
Young Frédéric Gueguen is the son-in-law of Chablis star Jean-Marc Brocard, and he started his own domaine in 2003. He was fortunate to be able to purchase a collection of superbly situated old-vine parcels (dating to 1928), with lovely pieces of village-level Chablis as well as the 1er Crus Côte de Lechet, Fourchaume, and the magnificent l’Homme Mort, a 1er Cru that often surpasses many Grand Crus in quality. As is traditional in Chablis, the wines are fermented and aged 100% in stainless steel – he uses absolutely no oak whatsoever. The wines are totally pure expressions of the unique and powerful terroirs of France’s most northerly still-wine grape growing region.
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2011 Petit Chablis $20 >>
One of the top overall values in White Burgundy, the Gueguen Petit Chablis shows crisp minerality and very nice depth of fruit for this level. A delicious aperitif or with cheeses and charcuterie – what’s not to love!
2009 Chablis, Vieilles Vignes $25 >>
(from vines planted between 1926 and 1952). This is much less evolved, indeed the vestiges of the secondary fermentation are still present. The rich and powerful flavors possess real muscle and the mid-palate density is impressive as the abundant dry extract renders the acid spine almost invisible and adds to the textured mouth feel of the solidly long finish. A fine villages. (87-89)
2008 Chablis Vieilles Vignes $24 >>
A classic nose of citrus, sea breeze, oyster shell and a touch of mineral reduction merges into rich flavors that possess ample amounts of dry extract and a mouth coating, complex and long finish.
Excellent quality at this level.