I love a good Chablis. Problem is it doesn’t come cheap and even worse, the name doesn’t guarantee quality, as many supermarkets examples will show. So on that basis I don’t often take the risk to buy a bottle.
A bit of basics, Chablis is the northernmost region of Burgundy, pretty much in between Paris and Dijon. So we’re talking cool climate where the aspect, slope and orientation of the vineyard is key so that the vine can make the best of the available sunshine and heat.
The soil in which the grapes for this wine (and most of the best Chablis) grow is called Kimmeridgian, after the name of the village of the same name in Dorset. Continue reading