Chablis is a wine-producing commune located in the Burgundy region of France, known for its white wines made primarily from Chardonnay grapes. The Chablis Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) is a designation that indicates that a wine has been produced in the Chablis region and meets certain quality standards set by the AOC regulations.
Chablis wines are known for their crisp acidity and minerality, which gives them a characteristic flinty, steely quality. They are typically made from Chardonnay grapes, and are fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve their freshness and minerality. These wines are characterized by their green apple, citrus and mineral notes. The wines are usually aged for several years before being released, which gives them a characteristic complexity and depth of flavour.
Chablis wines pair well with a variety of foods, such as seafood, white meats, and light cheeses. They are considered to be a benchmark for the Chardonnay grape and are considered to be among the best white wines in the world. The Chablis AOC is divided into 4 levels of quality: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Grand Cru, depending on the terroir and the vineyard’s location.