About This Wine
This comes from a single 2.5 hectare site with a southwest orientation and on Kimmeridgian soils (as opposed to the higher Portlandian soils that much Petit is sourced from). This 25 year old vineyard is in Courgis, on the Chablis-St Bris road. You can expect a lot more flesh and stone fruit pulp than you would typically find in a Petit as well as a driven, stoney close. Just a delicious white burgundy for a great price.
Wines of Chablis
Arguably the most uniquely tasting Chardonnay in the world, most people are blown away to discover this special type of Chardonnay for the first time. The cool climate region produces wines with more acidity and less fruit flavours, but a unique flinty note derived from the soils.
Although considered a part of the Burgundy wine region, Chablis is closer in distance to Champagne which it shares an exceedingly rare and unique soil with. Kimmeridgian soil is not found anywhere else in the world except in southern England, Champagne and Chablis. A 180-million-year-old geologic formation of decomposed clay and limestone, containing tiny fossilized oyster shells, this soil type produces wines full of minerality, salinity, intensity, and finesse.
In Chablis they use a similar ranking system to that of Burgundy. From Grand Crus at the top, to Premier Crus, to Chablis and Petit Chablis at the bottom.