Chablis Appellation – Taste Designed by Nature

Chablis appellation is one of the AOPs in Burgundy, central East of France. Chablis AOP area is one of the largest in this wine region. It occupies approximately 48.2  square kilometers of the surface on all the communes of the Chablis and Yonne vineyards in Burgundy.

The vineyards of Chablis favor from the pebbles, marls and limestones, clay-limestone soils. The calcareous brown soils are well-drained, and when they are well exposed, they constitute an exceptional soil for the best vines. This area’s continental climate causes late frosts in the spring, threatening young buds and forcing producers to imagine processes to warm the atmosphere (heaters and sprinklers).

Chablis AOP is sub-divided into four appellations:

  • Petit Chablis
  • Chablis
  • Chablis Premier Cru
  • Chablis Grand Cru

Where is Chablis AOP wine produced?

The appellation village of Chablis is produced in the different communes of Beines, Béru, Chablis, Fyé, Milly, Poinchy, La Chapelle-Vaupelteigne, Chemilly-sur-Serein, Chichée, Collan, Courgis, Fleys, Fontenay-Près-Chablis, Lignorelles, Ligny-le-Châtel, Maligny, Poilly-sur-Serein, Préhy, Villy and Viviers.

The locations are near Auxerre in the Yonne area; the Chablis wine region runs alongside the Serein river, which is a little river.

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100% Chardonnay – The Purest Expression of The Grape

Chablis AOP is one of the purest expressions of the Chardonnay grape variety since it is a single varietal wine, and in most cases, it is unoaked, vinified in stainless steel tanks. Whether planted on hillsides or plateaus, the Chardonnay grape produces quality wines, but they remain very varied by the influence of the exposure and the vineyards’ situation. The annual production of this appellation is estimated at 17,000,000 liters.

How Does it Taste?

Chablis AOP is a dry, light-colored wine, carrying the color of rye with a greenish tinge. The wine has a very fresh, bright, and mineral nose and expresses the aroma of citrus and white flower together with the minerality and salinity that comes from the soils. Other aromas often include linden, mint, and acacia, along with licorice and freshly-cut hay. Generally, Chablis AOP wines are light-bodied, easy to drink with balanced acidity, and the long-lasting pure aroma of Chardonnay grapes. Dry and wonderfully sophisticated, Chablis has a unique personality and is easily identifiable.


The important features of Chablis appellation for dry white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Pebbles, marls, and limestones, clay-limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced, powerful, bold, and robust.
  • Wine color: Dry white wine.
  • Aromas: linden, mint and acacia, green apples and lemon, with notes of undergrowth and mousseron.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: About 68.4 Square Kilometers for total area and around 48.2 square kilometers for planted vineyards area
Classification: AOP Chablis
Grapes: Chardonnay
Types of Wines: White Wine

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