Three generations of Chablis winemakers stand before Vincent and Sophie Wengier, who today produce wines under Vincent's name. In the southwest of the appellation, in the village of Préhy, the Wengier couple decided to put their own name to their wines in 2018 when they bottled their first Chablis. An area previously overlooked for expressive Chablis, the Wengier wines have entered the world to much acclaim. Their careful attention to detail in the vineyards, which will be certified organic from 2023, along with long slow fermentations have resulted in a line-up of wines that is completely captivating.
From the Bourgogne Aligoté, through the Chardonnay and into the Chablis, the wines from Vincent Wengier are full of tension and energy. Wengier's winemaking style prefers no oak and prolonged ageing on the lees in stainless steel, this gives the fruit-forward wines a beautiful texture and savoury complexity that keeps you coming back to your glass. The Chablis comes from the estate's 35-year-old vines which are planted on the region's revered Kymmeridgian soils and the wine is embellished with a driving mineral backbone which lifts the fruit and lingers so cleanly.
A small, family run estate proudly making excellent, honest wines reflective of their terroir is precisely what we look for in a winery and we are proud to welcome Vincent Wengier and their wines to our portfolio. A new player in Chablis who is making wines worth talking about.