Study Cards on vineyards, chablis, wines
The vineyards are predominantly on flat land or on gentle slopes with North facing sites.
This leads to light bodied wines, notable for their high acidity, with light intensity and green apple and lemon fruit.
- The slope means that vineyards are better drained and better protected from frost
- The southerly aspect means better light interception and therefore riper fruit
- Grand cru: extra benefit from shelter from winds from the north due to a belt of trees.
- Result: greater concentration, body and capacity to age.
This leads to light bodied wines, notable for their high acidity with medium intensity and green apple and lemon fruit.
2/3 of all Chablis production
- Chablis Premier Cru:
- 40 named vineyards have premier cru status
- They are predominantly on south and south-east facing slopes of Kimmeridgian soil
- Some larger premier cru vineyards have specified named plots (lieux-dits)
- Riper fruits flavours, heavier body, creamier texture with greater integration, minerality.
Examples: Fourchaume (N-W facing), Montée de Tonnerre, Vaillons, Montmains.
- In a block on the north-eastern side of the city Chablis, right back of the Serein river (south-west exposure) on a relatively homogenous slope.
- It is one single grand cru with 7 named vineyards:
- Les Clos
- Les Grenouilles
- Les Preuses
- 1 % of the total production in the Chablis
- Fruit has greater weight and concentration
- Smoky complex flavours.
- Needs bottle ageing (10 to 20 years)
A Lieu-dit is a named piece of land or plot in the centralised land register.
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