Chablis, situated near Auxerre in the Yonne department, is among the northernmost vineyards of Burgundy. It is thus nearly at the gates of Champagne and the Paris region; which it greatly relied on to create its reputation. Slightly removed from the « heart » of Burgundy’s vineyards, the region of Chablis started to prosper in the 19th century thanks to its waterways; the l’Yonne and the Seine rivers.
It is characterized by producing exclusively white Chardonnay wines and by its geology which is believed to date back to the Kimmeridgian period. The Chablis vineyards are planted on various hills in the valley of Serein, the peaceful river that crosses the region.
- Limestone soil and subsoil dating back to the Kimmeridgian.
- Slightly pronounced incline.
- South-west exposure.
- Altitude of 180 m to 260 m above sea level.
The Chardonnay is the only grape variety of the Chablis.
« Le Beaunois » is a reference to the name given by Chablis’ winemakers to the Chardonnay grape variety.
- At least 5500 feet/ha.
- Guyot pruning and Chablis type pruning as well.
- Manual harvest.
- Yield of 50 hl/ha.
“We aim to obtain a well-structured wine keeping a nice freshness as well as mineral tension and aromatic purity in the mouth.
Therefore we are sourcing our grapes on the villages of Beru and Beines where the soils are known for bringing purity and tension. The 40-years old vines are cultivated on the upper part of the vineyard where the climate is cooler.”
- Pale golden yellow colour, limpid and bright.
- Mineral and white flowers aromas with a touch of citrus.
- The mouth is lovely, with fullness, mineral and fruity (citrus and fresh grape flavors). Round, well-balanced acidity, this wine is fresh, tonic and has a nice powerful finish.
This wine is particularly good paired with fish and shellfish, but also frog legs, veal stew, poultry in a cream sauce, and sheep cheeses.
This wine can be enjoyed now or kept in the cellar for the next two years in optimal conditions.