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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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  • Sémillon

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

  • Lenoir Grape

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

Popular Wineries in Chablis View all

  • 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 Chantemerle

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

  • G&G co

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

  • 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

  • Jean-Pierre Alexandre Ellevin Chablis Premier Cru Vaucopin 2013

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    refreshing, with minerals and slightly savoury Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Our good friends and now ex-neighbors were in town last night. Both are big ... the White Hill more like a Chablis, with that lemony, chalky, mineral profile.  Both were excellent, looking forward to Berserkerday VIII where I'm sure Jeff will be offering up some great deal Read More

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  • At least one of the images that came up right away was that "Chablis."  Some of those PM wines were pretty sound, which is why I volunteered to go taste them if they are in the Bay Area.  The carafes? I suppose the lids had to be pretty air tight, since they also had to avoid slopping over, and there's not a lot of ullage there.  More surface ar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 1978 Wines Found


  • They bottled several wines that way, including a 'Chablis' and a 'Burgundy', though I, too, can't remember any true varietals. I also bought some just to be able to use those carafes. They functioned well, in the bigger sizes even as decanters. Add in the time to ship overseas and transit the distribution system in a foreign country, and the win... Read More

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  • Louis Max Chablis 2014

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    high acidity, some pineapple notes, light and mineraly Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • 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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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


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