Jean-Claude Bessin

About the producer

Jean-Claude Bessin's wines seem to take on his personality: his range of Chablis wines are among the most highly regarded in the region. Based in La Chapelle Vaupelteigne, north of the town of Chablis, Jean-Claude's first vintage was the 1992. Though trained as an architect, Jean-Claude Bessin opted to take over the vineyards of his Tremblay father-in-law who adhered to the co-operative.
From his 12ha he produces Chablis Vieilles Vignes, Chablis Montmains Premier Cru wines, Chablis Fourchaume Premier Cru and Chablis Valmur Grand Cru wines, the latters of which is partially barrel-fermented. A special cuvée of Fourchaume is labelled as La Pièce au Comte while from 2006 Premier Cru La Forêt has been bottled separately from the Montmains.



Evolution in recent years has been towards more natural winemaking. The majority of the crop is now harvested by hand, with natural yeasts preferred for fermentation. The wines have a long élevage on fine lees, the crus being bottled after 15 to 18 months, with a proportion of barrel-fermentation and maturation for the top wines.


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