This is made from vines located on very steep south-facing slopes (30 à 40 %), that were planted between 1980 and 1982. They are managed under the strict conditions of the Chablis tradition.
They extend from the bottom of the valley to the top of the slopes. The Kimmeridgian subsoil gives it the intensity and typicity of the character of a fine Chablis premier cru. Maturity is sure to be reached every year. This wine is aged for 12 to 18 months in stainless steel vats before bottling. It may be drunk quite young as it has plenty of richness and fruit, but its good acid content make it a good choice for those who like old wines and collectors of exceptional bottles.
The Domaine Hamelin dates back over seven generations. Thierry and his son Charles continue the wine growing activity, perpetuating the Chablis wine tradition.
The knowledge handed down from generation to generation is a harmonious mix of old traditions and modern-day techniques. Our focus, and the main feature of our Chablis wines, involves keeping the flavour of the ‘terroir’, together with offering our wines maximum generosity and charm.
A well-controlled and thermo-regulated wine making process is essential. Our key priority is to bottle the wine ourselves at the optimal moment, during which the wine is at its most expressive.