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Our terroir

«Appellations | Our tasting notes»

The terroirs that produce the wines of La Chablisienne represent the whole Chablis appellation area.

medium_allee_de_vigne_en_côte_de_Léchet.2.jpgThe soils, formed in the main in Kimmeridgian times, are made up of alternating marl and marly limestone with deposits of tiny oysters. They stamp the wines of La Chablisienne with outstanding personality, hallmarked by an unusual mineral edge. Each terroir , clearly identified and circumscribed, produces unique wines, with different characters and potential for ageing. The Petit Chablis show perfectly from one to three years, the Chablis require from two to five years depending on the particular wine. Chablis Premiers Crus and Chablis Grands Crus, true wines for ageing, need to be kept for five to ten years.

Of vital importance to the expression of a vineyard plot’s singular character is its exposure, most of the climats belonging to La Chablisienne benefiting from a south-easterly, southern or south-westerly aspect.