Domaine Denis Race, Famous for Their Chardonnay Grape
The Domaine Denis Race is situated around 150 km from Dijon and Paris, and 20km between Tonnerre and Auxerre. The Chablis is the most northern vineyard of the Burgundy region and is famous for the Chardonnay grape. The fourth-generation family estate is built up of 20 communes near the le Serein River. They are famous for non-oak aged Chablis wines. Denis, the owner of the winery, is helped by his daughters, Claire, who follows all the family traditions and works in the vineyards and the cellar. Her sister Marine deals with the official work, handles the customers and the exports of the winery. The Race family makes exquisite wines from their vineyards that are more than 50 years old.
Amazing Soil, Microclimate of Chablis
Their vineyard is spread around 18 hectares of land and cover four appellations namely, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru, Petit Chablis, and Chablis 1er Cru. The terroir here has calcareous, marly soil that is rich in fossils. This allows for the growth of high-quality grapes for the wines. The unique microclimate and other natural conditions give a unique taste and fragrance to their wines with optimum minerals. 100% Chardonnay grapes are grown in the vineyards, and only the best grapes are taken to the cellar for further processing. Harvesting takes place with machines, and the wines are fermented under controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks. The wines are slowed to mature to attain the desired taste. The wines are sold both locally and exported to many countries worldwide. A significant feature is that there is no use of oak or wood to mature the wines.