Located near Auxerre in the department of Yonne, the Chablis vineyards lie along a little river aptly named the Serein . The cistercian monks from the abbey of Pontigny began growing vines here in the 12th century. The Chablis AOC status was created in January 1938, thus confirming the excellent qualities of this dry white wine which, unlicke the wines of some other regions, has held its leading place throughout its history thanks to the high quality of its Chardonnay grape.
The colour is rather light - pale gold or greeny- gold. Nose very fresh, lively and mineral with flint, green apple, lemon, underbrush and field mushroom. Notes of lime-flower, mint, and acacia occur frequently, as do aromas of liquorice ans freshly-cut hay. Age depens the colour and adds a note of spice to the bouquet. On the palate, these aromas retain their freshness for an extented period. Long and likeable persistence leads to a smooth and serene finish. Very dry and impeccably delicate, The name " Chablis" is widely usurped on all five continents by wines which have absolutely no right to it. Be forewarned : there is only one true Chablis!