Edouard and Eleni Vocoret are two of Chablis' top young talents. They believe you can only make great wine if you are close to the vines. So, they have kept things small: under 5 hectares (the family Domaine is nearly 10 times that). They know their vines, know their plots, and they bottle their vineyards individually so that we can enjoy each – highly individual – terroir on its own terms.
"Smoky mineral-reduction suffused nose of both pear and apple scents is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. As is usually the case there is better volume and power to the impressively intense larger-scaled flavors that culminate in a balanced and sneaky long finish. This is sufficiently tightly wound to require at least a few years of cellaring first and a wine that should improve over a 6 to 8 year horizon."
"Vocoret's 2018 Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru is pure class. A wine of tension and energy the Butteaux offers terrific detail especially within the context of the year. Mint crushed rocks jasmine pear are all finely cut in this wonderfully expressive wine. The 2018 is shaping up to be a real gem."
"The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Les Butteaux is also performing well bursting with expressive aromas of apple pear white flowers and Meyer lemon. On the palate it's medium to full-bodied satiny and lively retaining—like all the Vocorets' 2018s—good energy and tension despite the warm vintage and concluding with a saline finish."