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The Chablis appellation was created in 1938,although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans,for dry white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 40 communes around the village of that name about 10 miles east of the small town of Auxerre.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 Read more »

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sémillon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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Chablis on Snooth

  • Haven't opened them because I'm waiting for some event where there will ... ... guess the Checkmate as Chablis or a CA Chardonnay made in that style. The other I don't know.BTW, don't know if any of you have been reading about the surplus of grapes in CA these days but they're attributing it to a lot of things, including competition from weed ... Read More

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  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Premier Cru les Roncieres 2017


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • So on a whim we decided to visit British Columbia. But we flew up to ... a ... a blind tasting with some Chablis. Classy wines for sure.Overall there were a lot of good wines and the prices were great when compared to what you get from places like Napa or even Sonoma. The region focuses on the Bordeaux varieties, which I understand because tha... Read More

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  • I must apologise for having not noted the vintages and I do not have a copy of ... got champagne,a grand cru chablis and Domaine Romanee Conti amoung other wines. We all know how he hates being compared with his predecess Read More

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  • No sulfites added indeed... only, en Francais.  I am drinking a ... even than Premier Cru Chablis at this location, so... I bought it.Z Read More

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  • Thought this would be appropriate for this thread. ;-)From my ... reminiscent of Premier Cru Chablis, with a nod to Pouilly-Fumé in there as well. It is immensely satisfying, mouthwatering, and sneakily powerful. Maybe I would have had the same exact reaction had I known beforehand that it was made from the obscure Tressallier grape in the remo... Read More

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  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2016


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Maison Dampt Premier Cru les Vaillons 2015


    La Famille de Daniel Dampte produce extremely fine Chablis.This Vaillons Premier Cru (the largest Premier Cru - on the west bank of the Serein) appears lightly oaked, with a vanilla, cookie spice and pear nose... very pure and inviting. Colour shows some age (light golden hues), while entry is pure, clean, spicy with cooked pear and apple notes... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • I'd have to admit that I don't really have an everyday wine as such - ... go for a good Premier Cru Chablis or even just a decent generic Chablis from a reputable producer (white).  There are also many cheaper alternatives in the under twenty dollar range in white Cotes du Rhone blancs that would satisfy, as well as many from Roussillon much f... Read More

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  • We are enjoying an unusual sunny spell in the Pacific Northwest - but are now ... (Riesling) or a Chardonnay (Chablis).  However, yesterday I plugged for a Chenin Blanc from Vouvray - an excellent example from Champalo Read More

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