Description: Domaine de Chaude Ecuelle is a small family estate managed by the VILAIN family for the last several generations. Claire and Gerard VILAIN, the current owners, work and manage the Domaine with their children Marianne, Marie-France, Guillaume and Jeanne. All the work in the vineyards and cellar is made solely by the family. The vineyards are all planted on the typical Chablis soils, made up of clay-limestone marl from the Kimmeridgien geologic time period. Rich in fossils including some small shells which testify to the presence of salt water in that area millions of years ago, undoubtedly explains where the Chablis wines get their mineral, iodized character.