Chablis

Chablis 2

Appellation: Chablis

Vintage: 2015

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay

Capacity: 75cl, 375cl

 

HISTORY

The true origins of Chablis go back to Roman Times. Vines flourished here in the 3rd century. The Serein river, which played an  important role in regulating the climate, also allowed wines from Chablis to be transported to Auxerre and Paris. From the capital, they were shipped aborad, to Flanders and England in particular.

However, the vineyards owe their real blossoming to the Cistercian movement as the Abbey of Pontigny was just nearby. Phylloxera ravaged the vineyards in the late 19th century, which explains the recent planting of the Chardonnay grape variety. Since 1970, the vineyards have been undergoing spectacular expansion as mixed farming is being abandoned in favour of viticulture. The vines are also resisting spring frosts more effectively.

VINES

This area of appellation streches across 5,000 hectares of which only 3,160 divided among 19 communes, are planted with vines. They grow on gentle slopes in the arable and sufficiently thick alyers of soil along the perimeter of the Chablis Premier Cru and Grand Cru appellations.

Nos vignes sont situées à Beines, dans la vallée de "Vau de Longue", avec une exposition ouest.

TERROIR

Kimmeridgian marl slopes.

VINIFICATION

Alcoholic fermentation using selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature to preserve a maximum of fruit during 1 or 2 weeks. Malolactic fermentation in December for a bottling in February / March.

TASTING

A golden colour, fresh nose with yellow fruits such as peach or apricot. A beautiful minerality with concentration of grapefruit. A persistent finish.

ACCOMPANYING

Serve as an aperitif or with oysters, seafood and fish. Also perfect with white meat and cheese.

To drink one or two years after the bottling, and to keep 5 to 6 years.

Serving temperature: 12°C.

 

FT GB ChablisLoad the technical sheet.pdf (480.82 Ko)