Domaine Oudin

In ’88 Jean-Claude and his wife Christiane relocated from the suburbs to Christiane’s father’s two-hectare vineyard located near the tiny village of Chichée, just south of Chablis. They have recently retired from making wine and their daughter Nathalie has taken over the winemaking reins. The Oudin’s now possess 8-hectares of vines, where most of the vines have a south and southwest exposure and are located on the hilltops which surround the village of Chichée.

Certification: Sustainable.



Les Serres:— Back to the top

Oudin Les serres tech sheet

Age of Vines: 30 to 70 years

Yields: 60hl/ha

Pruning Method: Double Guyot

Soil: Clay and limestone with southern exposures

Varietals: Chardonnay (with some Grand Cru vines from Vaugiraut and Vaucoupins used. Les Serres is 1st cru fruit)

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and gently pressed. Only natural yeasts are used and the wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine rests on lees in tank for a year or more before it is bottled. Minimal sulfites are added.

Tasting Note: Pale yellow in the glass with shimmering silver highlights. The nose is bright with citrus, brine and flakey limestone notes. The palate shows elegant citrus fruit backed by lovely limestone driven minerality. This is a crisp, elegant wine that is never austere.

Pairing: Works beautifully with shellfish, grilled river fish, sea scallops sautéed in butter, grilled shrimp, chicken dishes, hearty garden salads, grilled vegetables and creamy goat or sheep milk cheeses.



Vaugiraut 1er cru:— Back to the top

Oudin Vaugiraut tech sheet

Age of Vines: 70 years

Yields: 0.75 hectare of old vines Chardonnay 40hl

Pruning Method: Double Guyot

Soil: Clay and limestone with southern exposures

Varietals: Chardonnay

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and gently pressed. Only natural yeasts are used and the wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine rests on lees in tank for a year or more before it is bottled. Minimal sulfites are added.

Tasting Note: Nearly yellow in the glass with lovely scents of round citrus, beeswax and creamy minerality backed by limestone, sea coast minerality and supple inflections of blooming lemon trees. The palate is loaded with juicy lemon and silken melon flavors that are followed by pounded stones and succulent acidity. This wine is dynamic young and can age gracefully for a decade or more.

Pairing: Works beautifully with shellfish, grilled river fish, sea scallops sautéed in butter, grilled shrimp, chicken dishes, hearty garden salads, grilled vegetables and creamy goat or sheep milk cheeses.



Chablis:— Back to the top

Oudin Chablis tech sheet

Pruning Method: Double Guyot

Soil: Clay and limestone with southern exposures

Varietals: Chardonnay

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and gently pressed. Only natural yeasts are used and the wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine rests on lees in tank for a year or more before it is bottled. Minimal sulfites are added.



Vaucoupins 1er cru:— Back to the top

Vaucoupins 1er Cru tech sheet

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Pruning Method: Double Guyot

Soil: Limestone with southern exposures

Age of vines: 65 years old

Yield: 45hl/ha

Varietals: Chardonnay

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and gently pressed. Only natural yeasts are used and the wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine rests on lees in tank for a year or more before it is bottled. The wine is fined with bentonite and lightly filtered. Minimal sulfites are added.