Chablis in Burgundy

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Porte Noël © Daniel CULSAN/cc-by-sa-3.0

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Chablis is a town and commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France. It lies in the valley of the River Serein and has a population of 2,300 inhabitants. Each year the Festival du Chablisien is held May to June in Chablis, featuring classical, jazz, and world music.

Chablis lies about 10 miles (16 km) east of Auxerre, situated in Burgundy’s heartland roughly halfway between Côte d’Or and Paris. It is closer to the southern Aube district of Champagne than the rest of Burgundy. Of France’s wine-growing areas, only Champagne and Alsace have a more northerly location.

River Serein © Roland Godefroy/cc-by-3.0 Town hall © CocktailSteward/cc-by-3.0 Petit Pontigny © Christophe.Finot/cc-by-sa-2.5 © Christophe.Finot/cc-by-sa-2.5 Chablis Bar © CocktailSteward/cc-by-sa-3.0 Porte Noël © Daniel CULSAN/cc-by-sa-3.0
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The grapevines around the town of Chablis are almost all Chardonnay, making a dry white wine renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste. The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavors less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates, The wines often have a “flinty” note, sometimes described as “goût de pierre à fusil” (“tasting of gunflint”), and sometimes as “steely”. In comparison with the white wines from the rest of Burgundy, Chablis has on average much less influence of oak. Most basic Chablis is completely unoaked, and vinified in stainless steel tanks. The amount of barrel maturation, if any, is a stylistic choice which varies widely among Chablis producers. Many Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines receive some maturation in oak barrels, but typically the time in barrel and the proportion of new barrels is much smaller than for white wines of Côte de Beaune.

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