Domaine Samuel Billaud is located in the well-established Chablis region in the far north of Burgundy and, since its foundation in 2009, has been on the watch list of every serious Chablis fan. Samuel knows the region inside out and has an intimate understanding of its signature style.
The name of the Domaine might not sound familiar just yet. However, the Billaud family has been making Chablis since 1815 under the name Billaud-Simon. Samuel has learned and worked his way up at Billaud-Simon making a name for himself as a very skilled winemaker. His talent for winemaking has been nurtured and developed at Billaud-Simon.
With this experience and tradition Samuel developed strong beliefs and convictions that couldn’t fully be realised at a big producer like Billaud-Simon. So he launched his much-anticipated micro-négoce by himself, to allow him to stand alone and perfect his style.
Billaud-Simon was sold in August 2014 to Faiveley, a large négociant from the Côte d’Or. From this sale, Samuel inherited one sixth of the vineyard holding, 4.2 hectares of vineyards in total. With these vines as well as his deep roots in the region which enable him to source grapes of great quality from some of the most recognised growers, he has all the tools required to continue to further improve the quality of his wines.
Vines & Wine
• Organic Viticulture
• Attentive to the natural links that exist between the vine, the soil, the climate and the environment.
• Samuel Billaud strives to improve the biodiversity of its soils in order to improve the typicity and quality of its wines.
• Harvest is exclusively manual
• 450 litre demi-muid oak barrels are used for the maturation of the 1er Cru and Grand Cru. At the end of ageing, the wines are held in stainless steel vats for 4 to 6 months.
Domaine Samuel Billaud Wines
Finally, Samuel’s range includes some of the best appellations like the 1er Crus “Séchet”, “Mont de Milieu”, “Montée de Tonnerre” and the Grand Crus “Les Clos”, “Les Preuses and “Vaudésir”. If you like Chablis, these wines are well worth your attention.