The Chablis is made from the vinification of Chardonnay grapes, which gives it a beautiful limpid yellow colour with glints of green gold and aromas of white flowers. The Chablis wine is very fresh on the nose with superb aromatic hints of the terroir minerals and grapefruit. Then, on the palate, the Chablis wine is dry and exudes a lovely vivifying acidity. The Chablis wines have a unique personality and are easily identifiable with their recognisable great finesse and balance.
This white Burgundy Chablis wine is usually paired with oyster platters, poultry, goat cheese or lobster. The mineral overtones and wonderful freshness of the Chablis wines marry so well that they have charmed the whole winemaking world.
The calcareous soils and deposits of flint help the flowering of Chardonnay vines; they allow an ideal irrigation. The vineyard plantings of 7,783 acres in Burgundy produce 170,000 hectolitres of wine per year, white Chablis wines exclusively. The grapes get such special attention that in order to protect them from spring frost damage, Chablis winemakers deploy multiple techniques to keep them warm, including by lighting oil-burning heaters early in the morning.