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The wines of Chablis have been known and travelled throughout Europe since the Middle Ages. The entire vineyard was destroyed by phylloxera in the 19th century. After dozens of years of work, the vines flourished again.

In particular since the 1960’s the vineyards, thanks to advances in frost protection, have definitively re-launched themselves on the road to international renown.

The region of Chablis, the most northern of Burgundy, experiences harsh winters, late springs, and frequent springtime frosts. Summers are hot and dry.

The wines of Chablis are made from about 6 800 hectares, all planted to Chardonnay. The terroir is defined by the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (I.N.A.O).

The 4 Chablis appellations achieve their typicity due to the kimmeridgian soils of limestone-clay, and their sunny emplacements, at their best for the Grand Crus. In the soil one can find miniscule oyster fossils (ostrea virgule), which shows the presence of an ancient sea. The geology of the Chablis region can be dated back to the Jurassic period; in particular the Kimmeridgian (146-141 million years ago), and the Portlandian (141-135 million years ago). The sea at this time was deep and warm and very rich in carbonates. As time went by this sea dried up.

The INAO has defined 4 Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the region:
Le "Petit Chablis" (about 1 500 ha), generally to be found on the plateau, and limited to a maximum yield of 60 hl/ha.
Le "Chablis" (about 4 400ha) on slopes facing North and East, and on the plateau. The yields are also limited to 60 hl/ha.
Les "Chablis Premier Cru" (about 750 ha) on slopes facing South and West. They are spread over 79 different ‘lieu-dits’ (parcels), grouped into 40 different climats (vineyards): the most well known are: Mont-de-Milieu, Montée-de-Tonnerre, Fourchaume, Vaillons, Montmains, Vaucoupins, Côte de Léchet, Beauroy, Les Fourneaux… ; the yield is limited to 58 hl/ha.
Les "Chablis Grand Cru" (about 100ha) are harvested exclusively from the communes of Chablis and Fyé on the slopes of the right bank of the Serein, facing Chablis. This appellation is divided into 7 vineyards: Blanchot, Bougros, les Clos, Grenouilles, Preuses, Valmur and Vaudésirs. The yield is limited to 54 hl/ha.

Chablis has a pale yellow colour with green highlights when young.

The originality and typicity of Chablis are its mineral taste, iodized that comes from terroir.

Fontenay-pres-Chablis is a small town located at the north-east of Chablis, on the right bank of the Serein. Its vineyards cover 175 hectares and producing Chablis Premiers Crus 'Fourchaume', 'Côte de Fontenay', Chablis and Petit Chablis.

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