Grands vins - Chablis

The Chablis appellation has been famous for its great dry white wines since the 18th century. The vineyard, very exposed to spring frosts, produced a third of the Bourgogne wines around the town of Chablis, before the phylloxera invasion. The first growths from this...

The Chablis appellation has been famous for its great dry white wines since the 18th century. The vineyard, very exposed to spring frosts, produced a third of the Bourgogne wines around the town of Chablis, before the phylloxera invasion. The first growths from this prestigious appellation include some of the greatest Bourgogne white wines. Its Grands Crus come from 7 climates, bearing the « Chablis Grand Cru » mention :  Blanchot, Bougros, Les Clos, Grenouiles, Preuses, Valmur and Vaudésir. More accessible than their Côte de Beaune counterparts, they have a very interesting ageing potential which brings richness and complexity to the wines. There are many first growths. Among the most famous can be found : Fourchaume, Montée de Tonerre, Monts de Milieu, Montmains and Vaucoupin. Some producers like Chablisienne, Château de Béru, Domaine Laroche or William Fèvre, have a reputation for excellence which is goes beyond national borders.

Main grape variety : Chardonnay.

Soils : Kimmerigien limestone and clay hillsides.

Style of wines : It is not always easy to recognize various Crus since their differences can be in their culture style, vinification style or even different terroirs. After 5 years of ageing, the Chablis first growths and grands crus become exceptional, complex and well-rounded wines with flint aromas and notes of linden and dried fruits.

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