Domaine Savary Vieilles Vignes Chablis 2021
|Region||France, Burgundy, Chablis|
There’s good news and bad news about the 2021 vintage in Chablis. The good news is the ’21s are flush with all the qualities that made us fall in love with Chablis in the first place: crisp acidity, loads of stony minerality, and plenty of pleasure. The growing season was long and cool (a rarity these last few years), which did wonders with older vines such as these. Savary’s Vieilles Vignes, with its combination of brightness and depth, is akin to what I imagine Chablis enthusiasts were drinking decades ago. As for the bad news, a devastating frost struck Chablis in April 2021, resulting in the smallest harvest in modern history, so there’s not much, and it won’t be here long.
—Chris Santini - Kermit Lynch