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DOMAINE BESSIN

Jean-Claude & Romain Bessin

Fourth generations of Bessins have been running this estate located in the very heart of Fourchaume. Jean-Claude, fifth-generation, achieved his first vintage in 1992. After almost 30 years of intense work, he is now working with his son Romain. 
Fourth generations of Bessins have been running this estate located in the very heart of Fourchaume. Jean-Claude, fifth generation, achieved his first vintage in 1992. After almost 30 years of intense work, he is now working with his son Romain. 
5 out of the 12ha are located in Chablis, on the crus of Fourchaume, Montmains, and on the grand cru of Valmur. Jean-Claude has always been working in a very gentle and non-interventionist way. Now father and son are trending to organic practices, all the grapes are harvested by hand. Despite the previous difficult years in Burgundy, the young grapes are still sold to trade, so the Bessin family uses only those coming from the estate's best vines. 

One of his wines' best selections is probably the Fourchaume "La Piece au Comte", produced only during excellent years.

Fermentation takes place in neutral oak with indigenous yeast. Wine is aged in neutral wood, with a maximum of 10% of new, and tank on the lees during 18 months. Et voilà! The resulting wines offer everything one's looking for in excellent Chablis.

Fermentation takes place in neutral oak with indigenous yeast. Wine is aged in neutral wood as well, with a maximum of 10% of new, and tank on the lees during 18 months. Et voilà ! The resulting wines offer everything one's looking for in great Chablis.

REGION OF PRODUCTION

Burgundy - France


APPELLATION

Chablis


FOUNDED

1880


VINEYARD

12 hectares


CLIMATE

Temperate climate


SOIL COMPOSITION

Kimmeridgian limestones


VARIETIES GROWN

Chardonnay


AGRICULTURE

Organic

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