Domaine des Malandes
The Domaine des Malandes is a family-run estate covering 29 hectares of vines in the Chablis region. The wines are appreciated for their freshness, sophistication, and minerality from the famous Kimmeridgean soil unique to the vines of Chablis.
In 2018 I went to a tasting of several Chablis producers in London and was generally disappointed by the overall quality of the wines and their age worthiness. On this occasion, all producers has to show an older vintage and Malandes had a magnum of their 2008 Grand Cru Les Clos which was still fresh and magnificent. The location, age of the vine (1ers and grands crus are 40 to 60 years old), and the extreme care taken in wine, contribute significantly to the finesse of our wines and their very typical expression of terroir. It was founded by Lyne Marchive in 1972, with 7Ha inherated from her father, André Tremblay. Richard Rottiers, his son, who is also winemaker in Moulin à Vent (Beaujolais), took over the Estate in 2018. Guénolé Breteaudeau, oenologist at the Domaine des Malandes since 2006, continues to vinify our wines, with our common taste for precision, finesse of aromas and respect for the terroir.
The Chablis ‘l’Envers de Valmur’ is made from 60 year old vines and it tremendous value whilst we also ship two premier crus, Vau de Vey which tends to produce floral and citrusy wines and the Mont de Millieu which is slightly richer in flavour.