Jean-Claude Bessin

Jean-Claude Bessin

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 Chablis town, Jean-Claude's first vintage was the 1992. Though trained as an architect Jean-Claude Bessin preferred to take over the vineyards of his Tremblay father-in-law who adhered to the co-operative.

From his 12 hectares he produces Chablis vieilles vignes, Chablis Montmains premier cru wines, Chablis Fourchaume premier cru and Chablis Valmur grand cru wines 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 élévage 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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2014 Chablis, La Fourchaume, 1er Cru, La Pièce au Comte, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
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2014
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2016 Chablis, Valmur, Grand Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
White
2016
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2015 Chablis, La Forêt, 1er Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
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2015
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13.5% Alcohol
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2015 Chablis, Montmains, 1er Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
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2015
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13.0% Alcohol
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2017 Chablis, Valmur, Grand Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
White
2017
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13.5% Alcohol
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2011 Chablis, Valmur, Grand Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
White
2011
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13.0% Alcohol
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2010 Chablis, La Forêt, 1er Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
White
2010
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12.5% Alcohol
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2010 Chablis, Valmur, Grand Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
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2010
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12.5% Alcohol
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2019 Chablis, Valmur, Grand Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
White
2019
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13.0% Alcohol
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2019 Chablis, La Fourchaume, 1er Cru, La Pièce au Comte, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
White
2019
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13.5% Alcohol
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2019 Chablis, La Forêt, 1er Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
White
2019
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13.0% Alcohol
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2019 Chablis, Montmains, 1er Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin, Burgundy
White
2019
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13.0% Alcohol
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2021 Chablis, Valmur, Grand Cru, Bessin-Tremblay, Burgundy
White
2021
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12.5% Alcohol
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2020 Chablis, Bessin-Tremblay, Burgundy
White
2020
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13.0% Alcohol
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2020 Chablis, La Forêt, 1er Cru, Bessin-Tremblay, Burgundy
White
2020
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12.5% Alcohol
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