The Séguinot family’s roots in the village of Maligny (the front door of Chablis) can be traced as far back as 1590. The estate’s 16ha of vineyards lie on well-defined slopes on the right bank of the Serein River with a perfect south/south-east orientation.
The classic Kimmeridgian marine-derived soils lend Séguinot-Bordet’s Chablis a unique ‘iodine’ sea-breeze character with genuine and inimitable typicity. A marked minerality is the desired hallmark.
Jean-François places particular emphasis on obtaining the best fruit possible, through careful pruning, debudding and harvesting.
His wines are carefully crafted in a well-equipped modern winery, with vinification in stainless steel vats to preserve freshness. The unusual horizontal fermentation tanks ensure that the wines benefit from extra lees contact during maturation thereby adding to the complexity and richness of the finished wines. Jean-François prefers a cool fermentation to retain the intrinsic fruit character of his various cuvées whilst also allowing his wines to mature for 3- 5 months on their lees. This maximises the wines’ ripe textural style that acts as a counterpoint to the wines’ archetypal fresh minerality