Domaine Bernard Defaix


"I have said it before but it bears repeating:The improvement at this estate has been nothing short of phenomenal. Chablis fans should add the Defaix brothers to their short list of rising stars" - Allen Meadows,

After speaking to Didier and Hélène Defaix for just five minutes, you start to realise what makes their wines so special. Not only do they have holdings in some of Chablis' best-situated vineyards; their attention to detail in vinegrowing and winemaking is astounding. Their wines have a succulence of texture married to serious intensity of flavour that makes them delicious young yet also capable of considerable cellaring. Most of the wines are aged without oak, but the ripest and most powerful do see some barrel-maturation, although its influence is subtle and very well-integrated.

The superb Chablis Grand Cru Bougros comes from vines located at the top of the slope on the west/south-west extremity of the seven grands crus of Chablis, with excellent exposure to the sun.


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  1. Bernard Defaix Chablis

    100% classic, true-to-type Chablis. Beautiful liveliness and vibrancy, with an understated honeyed richness.

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  2. Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis Premier Cru Les Lys

    This fabulous wine is more reserved than the regular Defaix Chablis, and shows a beautiful tension between ripe richness and lean zestiness.

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  3. Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons

    A classy Chablis with all the text book characteristics, the character that sets this Chablis apart is its round edges that make it very aproachable. Learn More

  4. Bernard Defaix Chablis Grand Cru Bougros

    A wine that will make a special occasion very special. Learn More