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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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • 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...

  • G&G co

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  • Domaine de Chantemerle

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

  • Domaine de la Meuliere

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

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Chablis on Snooth

  • Oysters has to be accompanied with a dry white wine. Boston lobsterman has ... ... mentioned Muscadert but a Chablis would also work. Another alternative would be Picpoul de Pin Read More

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  • DUNCAN, I also mentioned Chablis in by OP. The Pinet I do not know. I shall have to try it. Read More

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  • Good dry Brut (not the off dry version I had tonight) Champagne first choice. Flint dry Chablis second. Muscadet and dry Loire SB third. Graves SB/semillon blend 4th, picpoul de pinet 5th, Alsatian riesling 6th, Spanish and Portuguese whites next. Have even had pleasurably with dry chenin blanc, whether from Savennieres or South Africa. In Oz an... Read More

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  • Yeah! It is oyster season in my town. Pick a peck in about 30 min. Best oysters ... an exceptional Chardonnay or Chablis admitted, meeting of course the French criteria. Notice the "spikes".  You will never see those on a restaurant oyster. They are ground off to be "presentable" Read More

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  • Domaine Gerard Duplessis Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2013

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  • BLM, what are you setting next to it as backup?  ;-) A friend asked ... them) 2005 Nicholas Potel Chablis Grand Cru Valmur and then two each of a couple of Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet premier crus (Les Chaumees and Les Vergers, a 2010 and 2012 each). Dessert to be a couple bottles of 1996 Chateau Guiraud sauternes, and some yet-to-be... Read More

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  • Francois la Pierre Chablis Premier Cru Beauregard 2014

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    structured, with grapefruits and herbs; refined Read More

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  • Francois la Pierre Chablis 2014

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    dry with summer fruits and herby notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • We talking about the striped bass with butter, lemon, capers and anchovies ... ... with the seabass, too. If Chablis I'd prefer some wood in its history, as JD seems to indicate. Otherwise a bigger Cote d'Or white, too.But champers is always an easy choice. I'd prefer a blanc de blanc in this instance.&nbs Read More

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  • I'm not a big Chablis fan, and lobster would seem to fit a bigger white anyway, like a Meursault or Puligny Montrachet.  Read More

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