A living testament to the enduring spirit of a family dedicated to crafting exceptional wines
Stepping onto the enchanting grounds of Château de Fleys is like entering a realm of unparalleled warmth and hospitality, courtesy of the incredible siblings, Beatrice, Benoit, and Olivier. From the moment you arrive, their genuine welcome makes you feel not just like a visitor, but an honorary member of the family.
The estate is located in the town of Fleys, in the heart of the Chablis production area 4.5 km east of the town of the same name, on the right bank of the Serein River. Expanding over approximately thirty hectares, the Château de Fleys estate is divided into numerous parcels within the AOC Chablis Village and the prestigious Premier Crus of the right bank, namely Les Fourneaux and Mont de Milieu.
This treasured winery, with a rich history dating back to the late 19th century, was founded by their great grandfather, Julien Philippon. Acquiring vineyards for wine production, along with land and timber, Julien crafted an estate that has become a testament to familial dedication and passion. Passed down from father to son, the winery's origins trace back to a time when its site served as a hunting lodge for the Lord of Pathenay during the illustrious era of Louis XIV.
In 1988, the legacy continued to flourish under the guidance of André Philippon, the visionary grandson of Julien. His acquisition of Château de Fleys and its 1-hectare "Clos" marked a new chapter in the winery's story. Today, the Philippon family, led by Beatrice, Benoit, and Olivier, expertly manages the domain with a commitment to preserving and enhancing its longstanding heritage.
With each sip, the familial touch is evident in every detail, from the meticulously tended vineyards to the exquisite winemaking process. Château de Fleys isn't just a winery; it's a living testament to the enduring spirit of a family dedicated to crafting exceptional wines.
What to expect
This Chablis has a wonderful, expressive bouquet of citrus fruits upfront with notes of yellow orchard fruits, oyster shell and flint in the back. The palate is creamy, round and expansive, with lots of minerality plus a fine thread of acidity that cuts through the candied lemon peel and ripe citrus fruit flavours.
Beauroy 1er Cru
Chablis, Les Forneaux 1er Cru, 2021
The nose immediately expresses perfumes of white and yellow-fleshed fruits (pear, vine peach, apricot) to notes of small white meadow flowers. There is also an added dimension of minerality which is expressed in notes of iodine and oyster shell. Fresh but pleasantly fat on the palate, again the fresh fruit notes return, accompanied in this case by obvious hints of honey. The finish is long and supported by beautiful minerality. The signature of all great Chablis.
Mont de Milieu 1er Cru
Chablis, Mont de Milieu 1er Cru, 2021
This Premier Cru reveals a remarkably rich aromatic profile with ripe citrus fruits and white flowers. The palate has flavours of lemon, pear, oyster shell and honey and is rich and round with an exceptional length.
Mont de Milieu Vielles Vignes
Chablis, Mont-Millieu Vielles Vignes 1er Cru, 2021
Complex and elegant bouquet, with fruity hints of peach, apple and apricot; citrus and floral notes of white flowers; on the finish there is a hint of almond and light spiciness. When tasted it is intense and fine, while on the finish there are mineral notes and light spicy hints. Balanced and persistent, with excellent flavor and freshness.