The Gueguen family lives in Préhy, about 7 km south-west of Chablis. This winery is young, established in January of 2013 by both Céline and Frédéric whom had preivously been working for larger wine estates in Chablis over the course of 15 years. The Gueguen’s are passionate about conservation and respect towards the environment, aiming to create a wine representative of its terroir. Finally, they love sharing their knowledge and estate with their visitors, and have even set up their own Bed and Breakfast.
The continental climate, warm summers, cool winters and spring freezes, combined with a very chalky soil, make Chablis one of France’s most distinctive wines. The vineyard is located in the villages of Chichée and Préhy. It is south-east facing with soils of Kimmeridgian (famous fossils of Oyster Exogyra-Virgula) and layers of Jurassic clay and limestone. The average age of the vines is 40 years.
The fruit is mechanically picked, followed by a gentle Direct Press. The juice is fermented in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. Malolactic are achived by December. The wines are then maturing on fine lees until the Spring. The wines are kept about 10 months in 100% stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and fruitiness of the wine. Collage and filtration before bottling at the estate.
Vaucoupin has complex aroma of citrus with chalky minerality. Grape ripeness was achieved, without any excess of weight or
overripe aroma. Finish on the palate is always long, pungent and mineral.
A perfect compliment to grilled fish or fish in sauce, grilled white meats .