Domaine Billaud-Simon

A fine old estate dating from 1815, run until recently by Bernard Billaud and now owned by Faiveley. It sports well-placed holdings across the range of village, premier cru and grand cru Chablis.

The wines are rich and concentrated with bright, striking mineral depth and excellent ageing potential.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Chablis, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    20ha

  • Winemaker

    Olivier Bailly

  • Established

    1815

  • Cultivation

    Organic

  • Website

    www.billaud-simon.com

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Petit Chablis Chardonnay - Portlandian 1.60ha
Chablis Tête d'Or Cuvée Prestige Chardonnay - Kimmeridgian 7.20ha
Chablis 1er cru Montée de Tonnerre Chardonnay - Kimmeridgian 2.51ha
Chablis 1er cru Mont de Milieu Chardonnay - Kimmeridgian 3.36ha
Chablis grand cru Vaudésir Chardonnay - Kimmeridgian 0.71ha

Viticulture / Vinification

  • Vineyards are planted on a mix of 41B & 3309 rootstocks - the 3309 is harvested earlier
  • No bâtonnage
  • Élevage in stainless steel, demi-muid and barrique - depending on the cuvée:
  • La Tête d'Or see 20% oak, Mont de Milieu 40%