Appellation Chablis 1er Cru Controlée

All Chablis is made 100% from the Chardonnay grape. It is believed Chablis is one of the "purest" expression of the varietal character of Chardonnay due to the simple style of winemaking favored in this region.

The top two are the Crus of Chablis and include the 7 Grand Cru vineyards followed by the lower Premier Crus (Appellation Chablis 1er Cru Controlée). Below these tiers are the lower designations of basic Chablis AOC and Petit Chablis.

Chablis Premier Cru wines are stylish, minerally wines which typically are less intense than the Grand Crus but finer and longer-lasting than basic Chablis. They are highly underrated with the better examples outclassing many a good village white Burgundy.

Chablis is brisk and fruity, very dry and with a refreshing acidity. In the nose, there are flavors of green apple and lemon. In the mouth Chablis delivers aromas of vanilla, lemon and linden. When older, Chablis has a golden color and is more spicy.

Chablis Appellation
Appellation Chablis Grand Cru Controlée
Appellation Chablis Premier Cru Controlée
Appellation Chablis Controlée
Appellation Petit Chablis Controlée

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