Chablis, situated near Auxerre in the Yonne department, is among the northernmost vineyards of Burgundy. The appellation has 40 climats and places classified as premiers crus.
Located on the left bank of the Serein river, in the southwest of the Chablis region, the 105 hectares of Premier Cru Vaillons vines enjoy particularly favourable exposure and the wines are well deserving of their excellent reputation.
Latin provides the answer: etymologically, vallis or valles mean "a large space between two areas". Spelled "Valion" in a document dating from 1429, Vaillons ultimately derives its name from this notion of small valley.
Chablis is characterized by producing exclusively white Chardonnay wines and by its geology which is believed to date back to the Kimmeridgian period.
- At least 5500 feet/ha.
- Guyot pruning and Chablis type pruning as well.
- Manual harvest.
- Yield of 58 hl/ha.
- Gentle slopes.
- Kimmeridgian marls.
- Elegant pale gold colour.
- An expressive, greedy nose showing notes of hazelnuts and apricot compote.
- The mouth is creamy yet balanced by the freshness of mandarin and acacia flowers aromas.
This wine is excellent paired with smoked salmon, trout and other freshwater fish, as well as with white meats and creamy cheeses.
Serve ideally at a temperature of 12-14°C. (54-57°F.).
This wine can be enjoyed now or kept in the cellar for the next five years.