The Vocoret name has been dominant within Chablis dating back to the mid-19th century when Edouard's family first planted vines in the region. Edouard's historic family domaine now oversees 50 hectares of vines. His passion ignited by working harvest in New Zealand, where he and Eleni met, spurred the duo on to acquire 5 hectares of vines from the Vocoret family domaine, and set out on their own.
Edouard had set his eye on a couple of choice parcels in the Chablis Village level vineyards, such as the Bas de Chapelot, a lieu-dit positioned perfectly just beneath Montée de Tonnerre. The first mission for the younger Vocorets: elevate the farming, creating healthier fruit with sustainable and biodynamic methods.
In addition to Bas de Chapelot, Eleni & Edouard also produce from tiny plots of Les Pargues, Boucheran and Butteaux. Bas de Chapelot is situated in such a spot that creates great complexity, coming from 40-year-old vines deep clay & limestone soils mixed with the classic Chablisienne Kimmeridgian.
"The balance of fruit ,acid, texture and length this wine offers is nothing short of dazzling. I found myself wanting to drink the entire bottle with reckless abandon," W hile the couple has been mentored by Vincent Dauvissat, the wines do reflect classic minerals but genuinely do have a special intensity and density. "This wine has a bit of an unctuous quality that would pair brilliantly with sushi in my humble opinion."