Appellation: Petit Chablis
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Capacity: 75cl, 375cl
The true origin 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 abroad, to Flanders and England in particular.
However, the vineyards owe their real blossoming to the 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.
The Petit Chablis appellation was instituted in 1944.
The Petit Chablis appellation covers 1.550 ha of which approximately 710 ha are currently under vine.
Our vines are located on the plateaus of the village of Beines, placed called "Sur Savant" and "Sur Montre Chien".
Portlandien limestone plateaus with clay from the Tertiary Era.
Fermentation with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures to preserve as much fruit as possible during 1 or 2 weeks. Malolactic fermentation in December for a bottling on February/March.
Lively and sour, Petit Chablis offers aromas of grapefruit and white blossoms. Very fruity, it is an expressive and well-balanced wine. A very mineral finish.
To drink young, you can keep it for 3 to 4 years.
Serve as an apéritif or with seafood, oysters or chicken, andouillettes au Chablis.
Serving temperature: 10-12°C.
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