Domaine Jean-Paul e Benoît Droin is located in France, in the fascinating Chablis area, and covers about 25 hectares of land, with vineyards acquired by the family, which with passion and dedication has been dedicated to viticulture and the production of wines of excellence for over five hundred years. In 1999 Jean-Paul delegated the responsibility for winemaking to his son Benoît, an oenologist, who came to represent the fourteenth generation of Droin active in winemaking.
The domaine has several vineyards within the territories of the denominations of Petit Chablis, Chablis and the renowned Premier Cru and Grand Cru, all characterized by soils particularly rich in limestone and marl, which give the wine a marked minerality.
It all starts with the work between the rows, carried out with the utmost respect for the balance of environment, nature, ecosystem and biodiversity. Following scrupulously precise agronomic rules, we arrive at harvesting, harvest after harvest, genuine and healthy grapes, rich and concentrated in every little organoleptic nuance.
In order to favour the speed of transport and the perfect integrity of the bunches, the winery is located on the lower part of the most important vineyard of the company, where it has specially prepared a modern reception of the grapes, followed by an equally technological and careful vinification.
After arriving in the cellar, the bunches are then pneumatically pressed to allow a gradual and continuous release of the precious juice, which is then fermented at a controlled temperature. The ageing process is followed by resting in stainless steel tanks for the Chablis and Petit Chablis, while the Premier Cru and Grand Cru are left to mature in wooden barrels located in the cellars of the Domaine. The entire process ends after about ten months of aging, after which the wines are filtered, bottled and marketed. In this way, labels of the highest level come to life: unsurpassed wines on the French stage in the Chablis region.
Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin pictures