A Beginners Guide to Chablis
Chablis is a dry, white wine which comes from the north and north east of France, Burgundy.
The wine actually gets the name from the village of Chablis as opposed to the grape variety used to make the wine. In general, you will not find the name of the grape variety used to make the wine, which incidentally is Chardonnay.
In order to make great Chablis
, the climate needs to be quite cool, allowing for the famous acidic flavours. Chablis has a medium alcohol content due to the lower sugar content found in the grape. Grapes used to make Chablis are white and green.
Types of Chablis
There are four main types of Chablis which include: Grand Cru, then Premier Cru, then Chablis and Petit Chablis.
There are many famous vineyards used to grow the Chardonnay grapes found in Chablis
Grand Cru Vineyards
There are only 7 Grand Cru Vineyards which are on the same hill: Bougros, Lespreuses, Vaudesir, Grenoilles, Valmar, Les Clos and Blanchot.
Premier Cru Chablis Vineyards
There are 21 Premier Cru vineyards, which grow and produce Chardonnay grapes for Chablis some of the most famous ones include Fourchaume, Vaillions, Montée de Tonnerre Vosgros and Mont de Milreau. Why not buy, send and give some Chablis Premier Cru
as a wine gift?
Chablis AOC is the most famous of all of these white wines and is the one that you are most likely to see or pick up in a supermarket, or be gifted with.
Petit Chablis is the lowest denomination of Chablis. The vines are planted on younger Portlandian soil which has a limestone structure rather than Kimmerdigian soil which adds mineral and flinty notes to the dry white wine.
Chablis wines are golden green in colour and are bone dry to taste. The most common aromas and flavours include apple, pear, citrus and mineral aromas. Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines tend to have much more richness with added honey notes and oaky flavours.
Chablis goes really well with seafood including mussels and oysters.
If you would like to give Chablis as a gift, then why not check out the range of Chablis Wine Gifts
Date posted: 09/01/2012