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(and Petit Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, Chablis Grand Cru)

The village of Chablis gives its name to one of the most famous white wine in France. Chablis is located at the north of the Burgundy region.

Chablis wine is made of Chardonnay grape. Over there people called it Beaunois, taking the name from the close-by wine region of Beaune.

Chardonnay grow on a limestone soil rich with fossils and specially oysters. A long time ago, a sea covered Burgundy and Chablis.

Chablis wine is brisk and fruity, very dry and with a refreshing acidity. In the nose, there are flavors of green apple and lemon. In the mouth Chablis delivers aromas of vanilla, lemon and linden.

When older, Chablis has a golden color and is more spicy.

Chablis is recommended with grilled fish but is also a good companion with white meat and even curry or tandoori.

Chablis wine information :

Chablis Appellation: Appellation Chablis Grand Cru Controlée

Appellation Chablis Premier Cru Controlée

Appellation Chablis Controlée

Appellation Petit Chablis Controlée
Location: North of Burgundy, around the city of Auxerre
180km south of Paris (110 miles)
Places: Chablis, Beines, Fontenay près Chablis, etc (in 18 villages)
Soil in Chablis: Clayey-limestone
Marl and fossils
Size: 4,300 ha (10,500 acres)

32 million bottles
White wine only in Chablis!



Type of wines: Fruity dry white wine

2 to 5 years
Premier Cru: 3 to 7 years
Grand Cru: 5 to 12 years

2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1995
Aromas in Chablis:


Chablis and Food:

Grilled salmon
White meat
Lobster and shellfish

Chablis and Cheese:


Chèvre (goat cheese)
Aisy Cendré
Chabichou du Poitou
Crottin de Chavignol

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About Burgundy wine region :
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