Burgundy, Chablis

Burgundy is undoubtedly the home of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnays in the world, where vineyards, or Domaines have been producing wines for over 2000 years. Burgundy is located in the North-east of France, an hours drive from Lyon and 2 hours from Paris. With over 100 appellations, or sub-regions (more than any other wine region) Burgundy is known for being the most terroir-oriented region in the World. The finest red wines of Burgundy are found in the Côte d'Or, a string of villages including Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-St Georges.

There are flavours present in great Burgundys that are the envy of Pinot Noir producers worldwide. The elusive peacocks tail finish that goes on and on, and the pretty-elegance backed by Burgundy muscle is the goal of winemakers around the globe. The main levels in the Burgundy classifications, in descending order of quality, are: Grand crus, Premier crus, village appellations, and finally regional appellations. For the Chablis wines, a similar hierarchy of Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Village wines is used, plus Petit Chablis as a level below Village Chablis.
Located in the northern region of Burgundy in France, only a two hour drive southeast from Paris, Chablis is a wine region covering an area of approximately 2,225 hectares.

Like most of France’s oldest wine regions, the Romans were the first to have planted grapevines in Chablis and during the middle ages the Catholic Church too played a big role in building commercial interest in wines from the area. It is believed that chardonnay was first planted in the 12th century and spread throughout the rest of Burgundy from there. Chablis was annexed as a part of Burgundy by the Dukes of Burgundy in the 15th century.

The famous grapevines of Chablis are mostly made up of Chardonnay and because of the cool climate of the area, the wines produced here are usually more acidic and less fruity than those made in warmer climates. The result gives the flinty, dry white wines aromas comprising of nuts, vanilla, butter, lemon, and pear. Unlike most of the other Burgundian white wines which are fermented in a barrel, Chablis winemakers rarely use this method of fermentation in order to keep the oaky flavours at bay. The Chablis vineyards are classified into 4 tiers of quality listed from high to low: Chablis Grand Cru, Chablis Premier Cru, Chablis and finally Petit Chablis. The wines of Chablis generally see less oak than their Burgundian counterparts and in many cases are fermented in stainless steel.
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  1. LOUIS MICHEL PETIT CHABLIS 2018
    "Our Chablis vineyards, located primarily in the lush Valvan valley, are on average 25 years old. Wine produced from these 8 parcels, blended and matured in the true Chablis tradition, reveal all the facets of this rich ground." Louis Michel & Fils It ... Learn More
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  2. Christophe Et Fils Chablis 2019
    Consistently excellent year after year, the 2019 Chablis is again, despite the warm year, a crisp, incisive and very pure wine graced with good energy and grip in its bright fruit and long, elegant finish. After time in the glass, the ... Learn More
  3. LOUIS MOREAU CHABLIS 2017
    In the heart of Chablis, in Burgundy, Louis Moreau produces and sells exceptional wines, worldwide recognized. Planted 100% with Chardonnay grape variety, on the unique terroir of Chablis the vines of Domaines Louis Moreau are spread over the 4 levels of the ... Learn More
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  4. DOMAINE WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS 2018
    Very fresh bouquet with notes of citrus and white fleshed-fruit. Fresh and supple, the wine is marked by mineral notes that are typical of the appellation. One of the greatest domaines in Chablis. Founded by William Fevre in 1957, its vineyard ... Learn More
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  5. CHRISTIAN MOREAU CHABLIS AC 2019
    40+ years old vines. Aged 100% in stainless steel. Comes mostly from very old vines situated in Les Pargues on the hill located between the premier cru sites of Montee de Tonnerre and Vaillons. This terroir has historically always been very highly ... Learn More
  6. Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 2018
    This wine can be enjoyed within 2 years. Their bouquet displays a dominance of mineral notes, which are often associated with delicate touches of citrus fruit (lemon and grapefruit). It's a ripe, poised and vibrantly fresh Chablis with juicy nectarine, mixed ... Learn More
  7. CHRISTIAN MOREAU PETIT CHABLIS AC 2018
    “The quality here is again so good that I’m tempted to say that Chablis has yet another leading light to add to the usual stars of Raveneau and Dauvissat.” — Burghound. One of the oldest and most respected names in ... Learn More
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  8. DOMAINE JEAN DAUVISSAT PERE & FILS 1ER CRU FOURCHAUMES 2017
    ‘Fourchaume’ is one of the most reputed Premier Crus of Chablis. The slope is a progression of the same one on which the Grand Crus are based. It benefits from the same exposure (to the South-West), which allows it to ... Learn More
  9. LOUIS MOREAU 'VAILLONS 1ER CRU' CHABLIS 2016
    In the heart of Chablis, in Burgundy, Louis Moreau produces and sells exceptional wines, worldwide recognized. Planted 100% with Chardonnay grape variety, on the unique terroir of Chablis the vines of Domaines Louis Moreau are spread over the 4 levels of the ... Learn More
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  10. DOMAINE JEAN-PAUL ET BENOIT DROIN CHABLIS 2017
    5 Stars/REMARKABLE - Les meilleurs Vins de France , Gault & Millau. The nose has a tightly wound, slightly chalky bouquet with hints of musk developing in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a satisfying sense of volume and precision, ... Learn More
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  11. GILBERT PICQ 'VOSGROS' 1ER CRU CHABLIS 2017
    Sourced from two plots of vines that range in age from 35-40 years old, the family's oldest 1er cru vines. Located in the tiny quiet village of Chichée, just southeast of Chablis itself, Domaine Gilbert Picq quietly produces riveting, ... Learn More
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  12. MAISON PATRICK PIUZE FORÊTS 1ER CRU 2017
    Once again there is ample Chablis typicity to the ultra-cool, pure and airy aromas of freshly sliced citrus, quinine, ocean breeze and discreet mineral reduction nuances. There is terrific vibrancy to the intense, chiseled and stony medium-bodied flavors that terminate ... Learn More
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  13. MAISON PATRICK PIUZE VALMUR GRAND CRU 2017
    Revisited from barrel, Piuze's 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur is performing brilliantly, wafting from the glass with notes of crisp yellow orchard fruit, waxy citrus rind, mandarin oil, white flowers and iodine. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and satiny, with ... Learn More
  14. DOMAINE JEAN-PAUL ET BENOÎT DROIN CHABLIS GRAND CRU VAUDESIR 2018
    The Droin family has been collecting small holdings in all the top premier and grand cru Chablis vineyards since 1620. Over the last 400 years they have played an important role in shaping Chablis’ wine production and local politics throughout their existence. ... Learn More
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  15. DOMAINE JEAN-PAUL ET BENOÎT DROIN CHABLIS GRAND CRU VALMUR 2018
    The Droin family has been collecting small holdings in all the top premier and grand cru Chablis vineyards since 1620. Over the last 400 years they have played an important role in shaping Chablis’ wine production and local politics throughout their existence. ... Learn More
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  16. DOMAINE JEAN-PAUL ET BENOÎT DROIN CHABLIS GRAND CRU LES CLOS 2018
    The Droin family has been collecting small holdings in all the top premier and grand cru Chablis vineyards since 1620. Over the last 400 years they have played an important role in shaping Chablis’ wine production and local politics throughout their existence. ... Learn More
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  17. DOMAINE JEAN-PAUL ET BENOÎT DROIN CHABLIS GRAND CRU GRENOUILLES 2018
    The Droin family has been collecting small holdings in all the top premier and grand cru Chablis vineyards since 1620. Over the last 400 years they have played an important role in shaping Chablis’ wine production and local politics throughout their existence. ... Learn More
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