Domaine Long-Depaquit is one of the largest in Chablis, with 62 hectares under vine. It is owned by the Beaune-based négociant Albert Bichot who has managed the property since 1967.
Since the completion of a new winery in 2014 and a move towards low-intervention organic farming (with the property awarded the highest Level 3 Haute Valeur Environmentale certification in 2019), there has been a steep qualitative upward curve at the estate.
Long-Depaquit produces around 180,000 bottles of Chablis each year, predominantly of village wine. It also produces wines from six Premier Cru sites and six Grand Cru sites. Their flagship cuéee is Grand Cru La Moutonne, a 2.35-hectare monopole vineyard that straddles two Grand Crus (95% in Vaudésir and 5% in Les Preuses). It is an incredibly steep (40% gradient) amphitheatre and produces some of the richest, most complex wines in Chablis. The head winemaker is Matthieu Mangenot.
Village wines are fermented and aged in 100% stainless-steel tanks, while for the Premier and Grand Cru wines a small percentage (10 to 15%) is fermented and aged in barrels between two and five years old. Grand Cru Les Clos typically sees a higher percentage of oak (25 to 35%). All the wines are aged on their lees for nine months prior to bottling.