FREE Delivery Next Day UK when you spend £75 & FREE Same Day and Evenings London and M25
Winter List at Swig Wines Winter List at Swig Wines Winter List at Swig Wines Winter List at Swig Wines

Legends in the Making!

Brilliant New Chablis Producer

Husband and wife, Eleni and Edouard Vocoret are widely regarded as one of the most exciting producers in the new breed of Chablis growers. Reclaiming a small parcel of vines from Edouard's family, the couple have set about making two compelling wines that have been more than enough to convince us that they are destined to join the elite group of top Chablis producers. In short, we think they're legends in the making.

Their 'Le Bas de Chapelot' is the antithesis of the waves of generic bulk Chablis that crams the supermarket shelves. I first tried it during lunch at Noble Rot where it made a perfect pairing to braised cuttlefish risotto, and their slip sole and smoked butter.

It helps that Eleni has been inspired and guided by the iconic Vincent Dauvissat himself - indeed, Eleni works at Domaine Dauvissat-Camus part-time and this is where she and her husband press and bottle their wine - and source their barrels from. There's a lot of facile nonsense written about 'traditional'/'modern' Chablis, as there is about many wine regions, but know that their wines are matured in large old oak barrels, giving the wines a smooth texture, and a hypnotic, honeyed richness as the wines age - when compared with the cool, laser-like precision of Chablis aged in stainless steel. Lovers of Dauvissat or Raveneau will delight in Le Bas de Chapelot - a premier cru quality Chablis from a vineyard parcel beneath Montée de Tonnerre. Fine Chablis is one of the classic stories in the French canon, and the next chapter is being written by the likes of Eleni and Edouard Vocoret.

'Complex, powerful and lively with ripe pear, peach and citrus fruit. Mineral and a bit smoky with high acidity. A lovely linear wine with real depth. Just a faint hint of cabbage and a lovely stony edge. Simply brilliant.' 

94/100 Jamie Goode

SIGN UP to receive our
latest wine finds by email
'One of South Africa's best Grenache reds.'
'This is must be one of South Africa’s best Grenache reds. see more...
'One of the most ebullient and exciting new reds in the Cape'
Made by David Cope and Simon Wibberley this is one of the most e see more...
Decanter Magazine's MUST-TRY rose!
Located just 5km from the Adriatic coast, the estate was founded see more...
"A great discovery" - Champagne Collard-Picard Prestige
This is a great discovery, made by Champenois couple Olivie see more...
96 points Yabby Lake Syrah 2014 "This is a Syrah of quite exceptional intensity that takes no prisoners"
"Hand-picked from Blocks 2 and 3. Excellent colour; this is a Sy see more...
"Welcome these wines into your home now because [...] this estate is a superstar in the making."
"I visited this spectacular property back in May and have been w see more...