Chablis

Chablis is 100% Chardonnay or as the locals call it BeaunoisChablis wines are labelled using a similar hierarchy of White Burgundy, Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Village wines, plus Petit Chablis as a level below Village Chablis.The Chablis region is the northern most wine district of the Burgundy region, the grapevines around the town of Chablis are almost all Chardonnay, making a dry white wine renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste.

The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavours less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates, the wines often have a "flinty" note, sometimes described as "goût de pierre à fusil", tasting of gun flint, and sometimes as "steely".

In comparison to the white wines from the rest of Burgundy, Chablis has on average much less influence of oak. Most basic Chablis is completely unoaked, and vinified in stainless steel tanks. The amount of barrel maturation, if any, is a stylistic choice which varies widely among Chablis producers. Many Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines receive some maturation in oak barrels.

Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot Daniel Etienne Defaix 2006
Daniel Etienne Defaix
Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot Daniel Etienne Defaix 2006
Chablis Grand Cru, Blanchot, Daniel Etienne Defaix, 2006  100% Chardonnay on the lees for 18 months.  With a nose of white and lime flowers. Notes of honey and farm butter on the palate with a flint minerality.  Ideal with steamed white...
£67.50
Chablis Vieilles Vignes Daniel Etienne Defaix Half Bottle 2012
Daniel Etienne Defaix
Chablis Vieilles Vignes Daniel Etienne Defaix Half Bottle 2012
Chablis Vieilles Vignes Daniel Etienne Defaix Half Bottle 2012 100% Chardonnay unoaked with 12 months on the lees.  Old vine cuvée from one of the top growers in Chablis. Defaix wines have a depth and richness achieved through extended lees...
£12.49