Domaine Billaud Simon – Two Centuries of Excellence in Chablis 


Domaine Billaud-Simon was founded in 1815 by Charles Louis Noël Billaud upon his return from the Napoleonic Wars. He planted vines on his family holdings, which were later expanded through the marriage of his relative Jean Billaud to Renée Simon in the 1930s. Situated behind high walls near the river Serein, the winery is now helmed by Jean’s son, Bernard. Known as one of the top producers in Chablis, Billaud Simon’s 20 hectares include vineyards in 4 of the 7 Grand Crus: Blanchots, Les Clos, Les Preuses, and Vaudésir, and four leading Premier Crus: Fourchaume, Mont de Milieu, Montée de Tonnerre, and Vaillons. They also make AC Chablis of exclusively from estate fruit in the Kimmeridgean soils surrounding their 1er and Grand Cru vineyards. 


At the age of 18, Bernard Billaud left Chablis for Paris to study fine art. He made a successful career in communications consulting, while continuing to find time for his artistic pursuits of painting, sculpture and jazz music. Eventually however the family biz siren song lured him back to Chablis in 1991 where he made it his mission to ratchet up the quality of the wine. He wanted to produce classically styled, ethereal Chablis of delicacy. 


Bernard completely overhauled the winery at Billaud-Simon, installing a pneumatic press, all new tanks, and the most modern fermentation equipment available. Although they now have state of the art technology, they maintain an important balance with traditional practices. This includes the use natural yeast for fermentation, and natural advancement into malo. Most wines are vinified and matured in stainless and don’t see any wood. There are two exceptions: Premier Cru Mont de Milieu Vieilles Vignes and Grand Cru Blanchots Vieilles Vignes, which each see some large oak. Light fining and filtration result in Chablis of elegance, purity, balance and freshness. They are delicious when young, and even more beautiful with age.

 

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Producer: Bernard Billaud

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Founded: 1815
Farming: traditional
Website: www.billaud-simon.com

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Billaud-Simon Petit Chablis 

Appelation: Chablis

Varietal: Chardonnay

Technical sheet

88 pts WA - Petit Chablis 2012

87-89 pts BH - Petit Chablis 2011

87 pts WA - Petit Chablis 2011 

88 pts WA - Petit Chablis 2010

 

 

Billaud-Simon Chablis 

Appelation: Chablis

Varietal : Chardonnay

Technical sheet

89 pts BH - Chablis 2012

88-91 pts BH - Chablis 2013

 

Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons

Appelation : Chablis

Varietal : Chardonnay

Technical sheet

91 pts BH - Chablis Les Vaillons 2012

90 pts WA - Chablis Les Vaillons 2012

90-92 pts WA -  Chablis Les Vaillons 2011

90 pts BH - Chablis Les Vaillons 2011

91 pts WA - Chablis Les Vaillons 2008

 

 

 

Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu

Appelation : Chablis

Varietal : Chardonnay

Technical sheet

92 pts BH - Mont de Milieu 2012

91-93 pts WA - Mont de Milieu 2011

91 pts BH - Mont de Milieu 2011

93 pts WA - Mont de Milieu 2010

90-93 pts BH - Mont de Milieu 2010

 

 

 

Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Appelation: Chablis

Variotal: Chardonnay

Technical sheet

90 pts BH - Fourchame 2012

89 pts WA - Fourchaume 2012

88-90 pts WA - Fourchaume 2011

90-92 pts BH - Fourchaume 2010

91 pts WA - Fourchaume 2010

 

 

 

Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Appelation: Chablis

Varietal: Chardonnay

Technical sheet

93 pts BH - Montee de Tonnerre 2012

89 pts WA - Montee de Tonnerre 2012

91-94 pts BH - Montee de Tonnerre 2011

91-93 pts WA - Montee de Tonnerre 2011

94 pts WA - Montee de Tonnerre 2010 

91 pts WA - Montee de Tonnerre 2008


  

 

Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir

Appelation: Chablis

Varietal: Chardonnay

Technical sheet

94 pts BH - Vaudesir 2012

92 pts WA - Vaudesir 2012

93-95 pts WA - Vaudesir 2011

93 pts BH - Vaudesir 2011

93+ pts WA - Vaudesir 2010

 

 

Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Appelation: Chablis

Varietal: Chardonnay

Technical sheet

93 pts BH - Les Preuses 2012

89 pts WA - Les Preuses 2012

94 pts BH - Les Preuses 2011 

92-94 pts WA - Les Preuses 2011

95 pts WA - Les Preuses 2010

 

 

Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Appelation: Chablis

Varietal: Chardonnay

Technical sheet

94 pts BH - Les Clos 2012

93 pts WA - Les Clos 2012

94 pts BH - Les Clos 2011

92-94 pts WA - Les Clos 2011

96 pts WA - Les Clos 2010

 

 

Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots Vieille Vigne

Appelation: Chablis

Varietal: Chardonnay

Technical sheet

94 pts BH - Les Blanchots Vieilles Vignes 2012

92+ pts WA - Les Blanchots Vieilles Vignes 2012

93 pts BH - Les Blanchots Vieilles Vignes 2011

90-92 pts WA - Les Blanchots Vieilles Vignes 2011

93 pts WA - Les Blanchots Vieilles  Vignes 2010

 

 

 

 

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