In the Yonne department, between Paris and Dijon, you’ll find the small town of Chablis, with its Chablisien vineyard. The latter has been there for nearly 2000 years, and it developed quite a lot during the 3rd century, thanks to a Roman emperor named Probus. Here, you can find many regional appellations (Chitry, Vézelay, Côtes d’Auxerre…) growing in smaller parcels, but also the appellations of Chablis and Grand Auxerrois, two terroirs next to each other.
The Chablisien vineyard spans 17 communes. It’s 20 km long and 15 km wide, which represents approximately 6800 hectares (although only 4700 hectares are being currently worked on) of clay and limestone soil. Chablis manages to produce 250 000 hectolitres of white wine (Chardonnay) each year, making it the biggest Chardonnay producer in all of Burgundy.
Take a look at some of the best great growths from the Chablisien vineyard, in the Pleasure Wine selection.Read more