Le Bas translates to below and this plot borders with the bottom of the 1er Cru of Chapelot, part of the Montee de Tonnerre hill, just a few yards
away to the north sits Le Clos Grand Cru. The quality of this spot as a ‘village wine’ is outstanding. South East exposition. Deeper soil than the
1er Cru of Chapelot so gives more richness (Clay, Limestone, and Kimmeridgian). 3.2 ha, 40 years old. Wild Fermented in steel then elevage in barrel for
12 months of 6 to 30 year old barriques.
“The 2020 Chablis Le Bas de Chapelot is very succinct on the nose, gently unfolding to offer scents of lemon verbena, crushed stone and just a touch of dandelion. The palate is taut and linear, perhaps the most austere of Vocoret’s 2020s, and quite saline on the finish, which needs a little more length. Fine,
though outclassed by the Les Butteaux.” – Neil Martin, Vinous (June 2021). (89-91)
“The most perfumed of the three, short of honeysuckle, more spring blossoms. Not quite so tingly but definitely mineral with a smoothness to it all the
way through. Not quite as intense, nearly as long but with a right bank generosity.”- Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy (June 2021). (89-91)
“A deft but perceptible application of wood sets off slightly riper yet still cool and pure aromas of green apple, pear, lemon-lime and oyster shell. The tender but still punchy medium-bodied flavors possess excellent depth for a villages level wine along with very fine length on the mouth-watering finish.
Lovely and one to look for.”- Allen Meadows, Burghound (October 2021). (90-92). Drinking window: 2026+