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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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Valdiguié

    In California Valdiguie has traditionally been called "Napa Gamay". However, in the late 1990s the BATF ruled that wi...

  • 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...

  • Lenoir Grape

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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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

    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 ...

  • Domaine de Chantemerle

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

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Chablis on Snooth

  • Only two dozen, DV, or are you thinking 'a couple' in its loose usage ... mom used to like their 'chablis' Read More

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  • Domaine Boudin Chantemerle Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru 2011


    Green apple and citrus. Clean, racy. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • The key to the Asparagus pairing is to serve it blanched in a salad. That way a ... Dago Blend red wine.Sushi? Chablis or beerSoy sauce really kills the palate with all the salt. Here again I choose beer.I don't speak SE Asian. Is that Korean Soy Sauce? I use that in a Hanger Steak marinade along withe equal parts EVOO and Lime Juice, then micr... Read More

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  • Optimized for iOS Al.   Pear, citrus and oyster shell, hint of ... ... of lemongrass, creamy, very Chablis-like. Really dig this bottl Read More

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  • Vrignaud Chablis 2012


    This Chablis, purchased from Marquis Wines of Vancouver BC, is like a boxer hitting above weight class. A scent of sweet apple pie and crust on the nose with beautiful balanced apple and muted cinnamon on the finish. Well above average for Chablis A. C. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • I know it is, that's why I said 'more' in the 2nd paragraph. ... ... offer everything great Chablis(which seems eternally popular) can provide - in a nutshell, wine from a non-aromatic grape variety that expresses terroir beautifully and ages just as well -  and yet it remains a niche interest even among many wine professionals, partitioned of... Read More

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  • Just found another offering for the same Muscadet winemaker I recommended ... ... with the best Sancerre and Chablis...only at half the price.Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine is a windy, frigid and severe appellation that sits perched on France’s west coast right where the cold waters of the Loire river empty into the even colder Atlantic ocean. Here, ... Read More

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  • Wow, there's a lot for me to get caught up on.Czarina, do you have ... of ... of California Burgundy, or Chablis or Sauterne.  (I remember Sauterne, but I don't have the faintest idea what it was. )  This was, no doubt, because of the excellent marketing job of people like the ones you mentioned.  Now, in all honesty, I do not see a boom in ne... Read More

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  • Don't know D. They bought the property in the 1970s when land in the south ... The US was selling wine as Chablis and Champagne until Mondavi led the way in producing better wine for more discerning drinkers and the way he did that was by abandoning all of the European knockoffs and selling by variety. That as a huge thing for Americans - more... Read More

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  • Domaine Chatelain Petit Chablis Blanc Bourgogne France 2013


    Not a bad petit chablis but not anything great. Fairly simple and straight forward with a bit of lemon, a touch of flint, a bit of acidity and a short to medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

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