Appellation: Chablis A.C., Burgundy, France
This is the northernmost region of Burgundy, located in a dramatic circle of hills where vines have been planted for hundreds of years
- FRA - Burgundy
Winery Tasting Notes
Its colour is pale gold with greenish hues.
Very fresh aromas reminiscent of citrus (lemon or grapefruit); small pleasant touches of fern or coriander are found as well.
On the palate, dry and fruity, with mineral notes. Pleasant and long aftertaste. A dry and fruity wine, easy to drink.
Chablis usually ages 5 to 8 years.
It is excellent served as an aeritif or with seafood, such as oysters, sea shells and fish.
Chablis is still a difficult region for the wine-maker. The limate is continental, hot in summer and cold in winter. Frosts are frequent. In spite of all these hard ships, Robert Drouhin is adamant to keep the yields in his vineyards as low as possible by pruning very short.
At harvest time, the grapes are pressed at Joseph Drouhin's own winery in Chablis. The juice is then brought to the cellars in Beaune. The plain Chablis ferments in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. After 7 to 8 months of ageing, the wine is bottled.