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Chablis is located well north of the rest of Burgundy. Some say that, though the Chardonnay grape is one of the most widely planted in the world, it is here, on the Kimmeridgian (and Portlandian) soil of Chablis, that it finds the greatest harmony with its terroir. The soil is named after the Dorset village of Kimmeridge, where one also finds this interesting geological formation. The village also gives its name to the period. Kimmeridgian soil is basically a mixture of limestone and clay with billions of tiny, fossilized oyster shells, hence the common recommendation to pair Chablis with shellfish.

The cool climate typically produces lean, steely, uniquely mineral wines that are capable of very long aging. Some producers use oak; some do not. Each has its defenders.

Chablis has seven Grands Crus. The are Les Clos, Blanchots, Bougros, Vaudesir, Valmur, Preuses, and Grenouilles. Then, there is La Moutonne, which is not officially a Grand Cru, but the general consensus is that it should Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Lenoir Grape

    This red-fleshed grape is a popular variety in Texas, where it is sometimes blended with Ruby Cabernet to make red ta...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Domaine de Chantemerle

    OCCUPATION What is a wine-maker! His occupation defines him: he cultivates his vines, works the s...

  • Domain Jean-Marc Brocard

    Jean-Marc Brocard's origins lie in the Côte d'Or. For he is a farmer's son from the village of Ch...

  • Domaine de la Meuliere

    This traditional family of independant wine-growers has been producing great chablis wines since ...

  • G&G co

    Adventurewines brings the best wine making from South America. We work closely with family vineya...

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Chablis on Snooth

  • Chablis Domaine des Malandes 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Another great-looking Chambers Street dinner. Would go if I could...Dauvissat ... Irancy - a wine dinnerThe Chablis of my wine youth was mostly underripe with searing acidity, and simultaneously over-manipulated. Honestly it wasn’t always clear that it was much better than that other Chablis, the big green jug of Almaden. Then, in 1990, a frie... Read More

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  • Albert Bichot Domaine Long Depaquit 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Er, ok.  Alexander Valley.  I was already drinking the stuff when I ... ... Lynn enjoyed a nice 2015 Chablis at Dish last night, prior to their attending The King and I performance at The Kennedy Center.  She sent me this picture while they talked politics with the owner Keith, who is leaving in a week to get married in Englan Read More

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  • Got together with a couple friends hadn't seen for nearly two years. Mid ... ... bottles of '15 Jadot Chablis, '13 Zind-Humbrecht 'Zind' (35% Auxerrois vs. 65% chard; my first time and was happy with how dry it was and its profiles of spice/vanilla and citrus and salinity; definitely refreshing in our context), '13 Zin-Humbrecht Gewurtztramine... Read More

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  • After a relatively stressful couple of weeks which included a car accident with ... probably half way between Chablis and Southern Burgs.  It is an excellent well made and perfectly balanced Chardy.  not too buttery and and good oak treatment and nice acid makes in very easy to drinkThe Faiveley was outstanding Ipaid around AUD125 for it at auc... Read More

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  • We had this at an amazing Japanese Restaurant in Melbourne - SakeWe drank it ... - I really like more acidic Chablis style of Chardonnay with cold Japanese dish Read More

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  • EM - Sandra reviewed your post and she is jealous.  She was very impressed ... ... - I like the idea of a Chablis with Sashimi.  I bet it would be hard to find one at most of the local Japanese restaurants around here though.&nbs Read More

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  • Domaine Denis Race Petit Chablis 2015

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    Medium lemon aromas with pleasant white blossom floral notes and a steely, sea breeze minerality on the nose. Fruit notes of peach, melon and lemon in the mouth, with a continuation of the minerality from the nose, strong and pure with notes of wet slate blowing ahead of a peach and apple finish. Read More

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  • Joseph Drouhin Chablis 2015

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    Pleasant green apple and lemon balm aromas with a green minerality amidst fresh fruit. Warmly and richly fruited, creamy notes of lemon, green apple and grapefruit with a soft finish of slate minerality, fine refreshing acidity and warm spice. Read More

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