You can find Château Long-Depaquit, owned by the Burgundy négociant house of Albert Bichot, in the heart of Chablis with an expansive 65-hectares of esteemed terroir. The Château is one of the most beautiful in all of Chablis, with a charming rose garden that surrounds the property – if you’re ever in the area it is worth the visit to stop and gaze in awe.
In 2014 they built a more environmentally conscious winery and moved to organic farming, subsequently earning the highest level of environmental certification in 2019. Low yields, minimal intervention and tailored barrel ageing have proved to be enterprising, allowing the wines to capture the minerality and elegance of Chablis, and critical praise is through the roof. In fact the 2020 La Moutonne received 97 points from Decanter, just one point shy of Raveneau’s iconic (and very expensive) Le Clos!
They farm four Premier Crus and five Grands Crus, of which their sought-after La Moutonne leads the charge, having found its home in a natural amphitheatre where the soil imparts a level of complexity and richness rarely found in Chablis. The Les Vaudésir is another one of their famous Grands Crus and is always a favourite of ours. Don’t forget the village wines and premier crus either – these are superb and offer extremely good value for money, especially the fabulous Les Vaillons, a real benchmark for Chablis.