Eleni & Edouard Vocoret – 2016

Update 25.1.2018(7.1.2018)billn

Tasted in Chablis with Eleni Vocoret, 04 January 2018.

Domaine Eleni & Edouard Vocoret
19 Rue de Chichée
89800 Chablis
Tel. + 33 6 07 02 29 85

Eleni on 2017:
In 2017 we were 3/4 frosted. Chapelots which is 2/3rd of the domaine lost over 80% – the worst of Chapelots still had nothing green in May. We did everything by hand, the first time. But the quality looks great, the analytics read like from a book – something to look forward to. One cuvee which was previously sold in bulk is being kept so there is a little more wine than it first sounds!

Eleni on 2016:
In 2016 we can only be happy, we have a little more than half a harvest, but there are only two cuvées because of the weather – more the hail than frost – but I much prefer these 2016s to the 2015s perhaps that’s more in my head, because everything in 2015 was hailed 1 week before we wanted to harvest. Anyway, the 2016s are in barrel, and we will bottle towards the end of March.

The wines…

Such a quick tasting, as only two wines remain from 2016, but really as good as anything you can find in 2016 – a little twist of ripeness to the fruit but an energy that vibrates from these wines – great stuff!


2016 Chablis Bas de Chapelots
Over 35 years old vines.
​Hmm, nice wide, fresh aromas – there’s a ripeness but a freshness too. Bright, classically proportioned, citrussy, melting flavour. Tension – delicious villages – bravo!

No Chablis Les Pargues this vintage.

2016 Chablis 1er Butteaux
A massalle selection that are 60 years old.​ Sulfured just 10 days before.
A nicely vibrant nose but yes a little sulfur today. Wide, fresh, vibrant, almost electric – a tension of almost reductive mid-palate flavours. Just sooo good!

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