Vincent Wengier Bourgogne Blanc - Organic
Domaine Vincent Wengier is located in Préhy, on the left bank of the Serein, in the southwestern part of Chablis.
Vincent is the third generation to farm this land, but the first to bottle his own wines.
From the Bourgogne Aligoté, through the Chardonnay, and into the Chablis, the wines from Vincent Wengier are full of tension and energy. Wengier's winemaking style prefers no oak and prolonged aging on the lees in stainless steel, this gives the fruit-forward wines a beautiful texture and savory complexity that keeps you coming back to your glass. The Chablis comes from the estate's 35-year-old vines which are planted on the region's revered Kimmeridgian soils and the wine is embellished with a driving mineral backbone that lifts the fruit and lingers so cleanly.
Since taking over from his parents in 1998, he has transitioned to organic farming while doubling his vineyard size from 29 to over 65 acres.
He's a new player in Chablis who is making wines worth talking about. After selling grapes to négotiants for 20 years, he started his own label in 2018, following his “passion to make wine and talk about my wine.”
The Bourgogne Blanc comes from vines located in the village of Prehy with a combination of Kimmeridgian and Portlandian terroirs, and offers bright hints of verbena, minerals, citrus and flint. There was a ton of volume in this 2020 compared to the much leaner 2021, and this is in the perfect drinking window.
Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. Maturation on the fine lees for one year before bottling. Bright gold color. On the nose, white peach, citrus, lime, blossom, and almonds. The generous palate is fresh, yet rich, full, and vibrant. Drinks way over its price point.