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Domaine Thierry Hamelin

The Story

 

Thierry is the 7th generation of Hamelins to make wine in Chablis. His great grandfather, Gustave Hamelin, planted 2 Hectares of vines on his farm in 1840. Today, he and his son, Charles, have 36 hectares over 3 villages, Beines, LIgnorelles, and Poinchy. All wines are constructed using time-honoured traditions, as well as modern techniques. The objective is to construct wines that are expressive of both place and time, whilst being elegant and complex. All wines are bottle in-house.

 

In the vineyard Hamelin is low intervention, utilizing integrated pest control, methods that are least impactful to adjacent flora and fauna. In recent years they have been experimenting successfully with cover crops. Gravity flow practices are used throughout the winery, as well as modern thermo controls.

 

The Wines

  • Petit Chablis 2020

  • Chablis 2018 .375

  • Chablis 2019

  • Chablis 2020

  • Chablis 1er Cru “Beauroy”


Chablis 1er Cru “Beauroy”

 

Grown in Kimmeridgien soils, 40+ year old vines. aged 12-18 in stainless steel.

 

Beauroy is a Premier Cru Climat. The region has some 64 hectares, lying on the left bank of the Serein, and contains the sub-Climats of Côte de Savant and Troesmes. Beauroy is within the village of Poinchy-Chablis. The vineyards have very poor soil, consisting of a thin, stony topsoil of white clay limestone, with blue highlights. In 1978 an artificial lake was constructed to help fight against the threat of late frosts.

 

The vineyards sit on a steep, sun-baked, slopes. Dry winds from the east, coupled with the excellent drainage provided by the slopes, aid in keeping the relatively free of disease. Additionally, canopy growth is not terribly vigorous during the low growing-season, assisting in concentrating the vines’ efforts on the grapes, assisting with weight and complexity

 

Beauroy holds a classification unique to Chablis; Flag-bearing Climat. This means that neighbouring sub-climats, such as Savant and Troesmes-Beauroy, can use their own Climat name, or use Beauroy.




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