Domaine Seguinot-Bordet – Chablis

Vibrant young winemaker Jean-Francois Bordet’s family has been making wine in the Maligny village of Chablis for 19 generations.  Records go back to the 1590’s.  The estate includes 14 hectares of vineyard in Petit Chablis, Chablis Villages, and Fourchaumes.  In addition, Vaillons 1er cru and Vaudesir Grand Cru are purchased from neighbors who farm organically.  The vines range in age from 15 to over 100 years old.  The soil is Kimmeridgian sea bottom loaded with limestone and chalk.

The sparkling new cellar is state of the art with horizontal temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.  Except for the Grand Cru, all elevage is done in stainless steel with 6 months aging sur lie with batonage.  The Grand Cru is aged in small wooden foudre.

The style of the wines is classic Chablis with clean fruit, fresh bright acidity, and a clear sense of minerality from the abundance of fossil shells (especially ammonites) in the soil.

 

Wines Produced

Petit Chablis
Chablis Villages
Chablis Vieilles Vignes
Chablis 1er cru Vaillons
Chablis 1er cru Fourchaumes
Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir

US Distributors

Maine:  National Distributors
New Hampshire:  Vinilandia
Vermont:  Vermont Wine Merchants
Massachusetts:  Arborway Imports
Rhode Island:  Wine Brothers
New York:  Maximum Wine
New Jersey: Maximum Wine
Montana:  Eagle Beverage

 

 

Chablis2014 Seguinot-Bordet, Chablis Villages

17-35 year old vines from several parcels on Kimmeridgian sea bottom soils loaded with limestone and ammonite fossils    elevage in horizontal stainless steel tanks    6 months sur lie with batonage

Aromas of limestone and lemon zest

Saline, bright, fresh and clean   classic Chablis with a long, dry finish

 

 

 

 

Vaillons2014 Seguinot-Bordet, Chablis 1er cru Vaillons

Purchased fruit, but organically grown

Elevage in horizontal stainless steel tanks 6 months sur lie with batonage     aromas of lemon citrus, white flowers   classic Vaillons focused and steely with great purity     long, dry, fresh finish

 

 

 

 

 

Fourchaumes2014 Seguinot-Bordet, Chablis 1er cru Fourchaumes

55, 78 and 107 year old vines  elevage in horizontal stainless steel tanks 6 months sur lie with batonage

Floral, citrus, chalky aromas    hints of earthiness, mineral and stony   great concentration

Fresh, clean, long finish

 

 

 

 

Vaudesir2007 Seguinot-Bordet, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir

Purchased fruit, but organically grown  40-65 years old

Elevage in one year old foudre

Rich on palate    lemon-scented, white flowers

Creamy texture    long, rich finish

Grand cru caliber and at its peak