Gueguen Chablis 2019 Offer

Céline (née Brocard) and Frédéric Gueguen have deep family connections throughout the Chablis region and its surroundings…2013 was their first vintage, today they seem to have taken a huge step forward. BETTANE & DESSEAUVE, 2020

Chablis is made with the world’s favourite grape variety – and yet no wine in the world tastes like Chablis… ANDREW JEFFORD, The New France

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Celine Gueguen Brocard and Frederic Gueguen are a refreshing new voice amongst the mineral soils of Chablis. Though their experience runs deep. Celine is the daughter of Jean-Marc Brocard, the respected Chablis estate where she worked with her husband Frederic for over a decade.

Winegrowing runs in Celine’s blood. Plots from her great grandmother established in 1882 have been passed down the line to her. Her mother, also a wine grower instilled a strong work ethic in her daughter. To say wine ran in the family is an understatement.

To complement their inherited vines, through their affinity with the region the Gueguen’s acquired prized vineyards from several retired wine growers. With a shared vision to bottle their terroir by caring for surrounding nature, in 2013 their estate Domaine Gueguen was born.

Working plots around the hamlet of Prehy in Chablis, no herbicides or pesticides are used with organic certification on the cards.  In the winery, stainless steel maturation captures the fragility and freshness of the fruit. The beauty of these unadorned wines is their refreshing zest and vigour centred around a pure core of fruit.

2019 is a concentrated vintage due to reduced yields of 50% thanks to frost and a relatively warm growing season, though not as ripe as 2018. These wines have lovely transparency. Each sip reminds you that nowhere else in the world can mimic the chisel and sizzle of this cool climate chardonnay.

These aren’t your thin or nervous styles. They’re open and receptive with a lovely thread of tension. Overachievers in their quality slots, both the Petit Chablis and Chablis have distinguishable personalities and drive. While the two Premier Crus, Vosgros and Vaucoupin will age beautifully, fattening up a little with some years in bottle.

Best of all these are affordable. Stock up now for spring and summer, they’re utterly delicious. There isn’t a lot, they’ll sell out in a flash. And if you can’t wait till spring – cook up some spaghetti vongole and pour yourself a glass. The bottle won’t last long.

We’ve taken 15% off single bottles and 20% off six-packs. Or there are two packs – a Gueguen Mixed Six Pack $288 or a Gueguen Dozen Pack $465 (six each of the Petit Chablis and Chablis).