Taste the Produce of Portlandian soils

The Petit Chablis appellation is one of the appellations in the Chablis wine area. The Chablis AOC is one of the AOCs in Burgundy, central East of France. The Petit Chablis appellation is a communal appellation produced on all Chablais municipalities in the department of Yonne. It is distributed on both sides of the Serein valley. On the other hand, the Petit Chablis appellation forms one of the rings of the Chablis area and can be produced across all the communes in the Chablis region.

The vineyard covers 7.30 square kilometers, on both sides of the Serein valley, on the most calcareous soils. The Petit-Chablis denomination gathers parcels specifically located on the high plateaus of hillsides, at 250 meters altitude on average.

The vine can be touched by the spring frosts against which the vine-growers try to fight by the atmosphere’s original processes (heaters and sprinkling). The vintages then strongly influence the wines. The only Chardonnay grape variety, Beaune in the region, finds its best soil to produce approximately 3,750,000 liters per year of high-quality white wines.

Petit Chablis appellation was created in 1944.

Exceptional Dry White Wines

The Petit Chablis appellation produces high-quality dry white wines with a clear or crystalline appearance and a color of rye straw, sometimes with a greenish tinge. This dry white wine develops aromas of white blossom (hawthorn, acacia) mingled with citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit) over a mineral base (flint, typically referred to as the odor of a flintlock gun).

Pleasing Bodied Wines

Sometimes one can find aromas of peach and white-fleshed fruit. The mouth is zesty and light, with balanced acidity. A pleasing roundness follows this lively attack. Its salty whiff is part of the character of the land. It has fatness to complement its crispness, producing a lasting sensation on the palate. The wines are generally drunk young, ideally two years after harvest.

These whites are light and fruity with brilliant golden color and green hues, with balanced acidity. Its aromas give off notes of white flowers and citrus, with a note of minerality. They can be tasted young, but it is advisable to let them wait at least two years.

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A part of the important features of Petit Chablis appellation for dry white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Portlandian and calcareous.
  • Taste: Light, balanced.
  • Wine color: Dry white wine.
  • Aromas: Fruity, notes of white flowers and citrus, hawthorn, acacia.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: About 7.8 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Petit Chablis
Grapes: Chardonnay
Types of Wines: White Wine

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