If you’ve never tasted a Chablis ….. it’s time you did! Chablis is the perfect expression of terroir driven Chardonnay. Forget Yellow Tail or Naked Wines, these wines are part of the globalist movement to dumb down our tastes and senses with their blended, no character, supermarket juice! Terroir driven wines vary and give us choices ….. Chardonnay which is fruity or with mineral qualities, simple or complex, buttery or oaked. Would you like a choice or are you a sheep being led by the global brands?
“Wines from Chablis are frequently described as having citrus and white flower aromas with dry, lean, light-bodied flavors of citrus, pear, minerality, and salinity. Chablis rarely displays flavors of butter – an indication of oak-aging. One of the most desirable traits in quality Chablis is a long, tingly finish of high acidity, and flint-like minerality. Much of the lean and elegant taste of Chardonnay from Chablis is attributed to the qualities of the soil, climate, and traditions of the region.” (Wine Folly)
Chablis is another small village at the northern end of Burgundy in France. The vineyards are divided in a way which is very easy to understand; Petit Chablis, Chablis, Premier Cru Chablis, Grand Cru Chablis. That’s it, don’t worry about anything else, go to your merchant or supermarket NOW and start at the bottom of the Chablis league table and over the next 4 weeks work your way to the top. Sense the difference, are the higher grades worth the money? It’s your choice, your decision! But if you want to know the best of all …… here it is ….
The river Sereine runs through the village of Chablis and this is one of my favourite views. There’s something peaceful, something serene about this strip that runs alongside several vignerons, including Domaine Pinson. Our favourite is Domaine Vincent Dauvissat, with probably their Grand Cru Les Clos being the best Chablis in the world ….. ever! Not far behind are the wines of Domaine des Malandes, William Fevre, Domaine Raveneau and the cooperative La Chablisienne.
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