2020 Chablis 1er Cru Vosgros, Domaine Gueguen

Vintage Description

Allen Meadows, Burghound
Frédéric Gueguen describes the 2020 vintage as one that ??produced wines that possess more fat and roundness than their 2019 counterparts along with excellent richness. We picked from the 27th of August and it was surreal as we've never picked in August before! There was a big difference though in our yields between whites and reds as the former averaged right around 50 hl/ha whereas the latter came in between 24 and 30 hl/ha. Potential alcohols reflected these volume differences as they were a very reasonable 12.5 to 13% in white though much higher at between 13.8 and 14% in red. Overall, the 2020s have a certain tenderness and charm that should make them good early drinkers yet there's no reason that they shouldn't also repay mid-term cellaring.? Fans of the domaine will note that Gueguen has expanded the range considerably in 2020 with the addition of several négociant wines. He also noted that now all of the fermentations are done with indigenous yeasts and that all the wines are now bottled using composite corks.

Tasting Notes

Allen Meadows, Burghound 89/100
Ripe but nicely airy aromas include those of citrus confit, quinine and white-fleshed fruit along with a hint of algae. The exceptionally rich and vaguely sweet medium-bodied flavors possess good vibrancy while the finish flashes enough salinity to buffer the sweetness. This isn't my style but it's well-made. Drink from 2024+

Colour White Origin France
Region Burgundy White ABV 12.50%
Drink From 2021 Drink To 2026