Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin is a conventionally farmed estate winery in the Chablis region of France. The estate produces white wines under the Petit Chablis AOC, the Chablis AOC, the Chablis Premier Cru AOC and the Chablis Grand Cru AOC.
Owner: Benoît Droin is working with his father, Jean-Paul.
Vintages: 2010 Droin did not find any rot in his grapes [in 2010] and describes the wines as being more redolent of yellow fruits than in the past few vintages, (Richards Walford Chablis 2010 offer).
Petit Chablis AOC
Chablis Premier Crus
Chablis Premier Cru AOC Vaucoupin
Chablis Premier Cru AOC Côte de Lechet:
Chablis Premier Cru AOC Vosgros:
Chablis Premier Cru AOC Fourchaume: 2010 50% fermented in fût.
Chablis Premier Cru AOC Vaillons:
Chablis Premier Cru AOC Montmains:
Chablis Premier Cru AOC Mont de Milieu:
Chablis Premier Cru AOC Montée de Tonnerre:
Chablis Grand Crus
Chablis Grand Cru AOC Blanchot: The only unoaked Grand Cru made here.
Chablis Grand Cru AOC Bougros:
Chablis Grand Cru AOC Valmur: Valmur is ‘always the most austere in the spectrum of Droin wines, and almost Riesling-like,’ according to Roy Richards, quoted by Jasper Morris MW (18/2007 p.209).
Chablis Grand Cru AOC Vaudésir: ‘The vineyards here are in a warm, closed-off valley,’ (Madeline Mehalko in Richards Walford Chablis 2010 offer).
Chablis GGrand Cru AOC Grenouilles: ‘Père Droin [Jean-Paul] used to oak his Grenouilles to hell – it was really big and blowsy. The son [Benoit] has completely changed that,’ says Roy Richards, quoted by Jasper Morris (18/2007).
Chablis Grand Cru AOC, Clos
Domaine Jean-Paul Droin