Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons
Vaillons is derived from the term "vallon", meaning small valley. The term "valson" was also used previously. "Vaillons" originates from the Latin vallis or valles meaning an elongated area between two raised zones.
Bright, clear hue with attractive golden tinges. This 1er Cru offers remarkable aromatic complexity with aromas of ripe citrus and white flowers. The palate is round and seductive with a lively attack. Excellent length and a refined aromatic persistency combining fruity notes and delicate acidity. Pleasant sensation of freshness.
In 1815, at the end of the Napoleonic wars, Charles Louis Noël Billaud returned home to Chablis and founded Domaine Billaud-Simon. The Domaine remained strictly a family business until its acquisition by Domaine Faiveley in July 2014. Since then, Domaine Billaud-Simon is managed separately from Domaine Faiveley: It has its own vineyard, winemaking facilities and remains dedicated to upholding the same style of the wines while continually striving to improve their quality. With ownership in four Grands Crus vineyards and four Premiers Crus vineyards, the Chablis wines of Domaine Billaud-Simon exhibit elegance, balance, and pure Chardonnay fruit. Delicious when young, they evolve beautifully with some aging.