Cards of Wine

Chablis (France)

Chablis is a dry Chardonnay from the Chablis area in Burgundy.

Profile

Chablis is dry, light, and crispy with a "flinty" note:

Body
Sweetness
Fruit
Acidity

Flavors

Citrus.
Green Apple.
Mineral. Flint.

Food Pairing

Our best pairing suggestion: Oysters.

Other excellent pairings:

Aperitif. Hors-d'œuvre.
Clams. Snails or Prawns with Garlic.
Plain Fish. Sea Bass.
Fried Fish with French Fries. Fish and Chips.
Fried Chicken with French Fries.

Cheeses. Burgundy Cheeses (Epoisses, Soumaintrain).

Serving temperatures:
Petit Chablis 8-10C (46-50°F)
Chablis Cru 8-10°C (46-50°)
Chablis Grand Cru 10-12°C (50-54°F)

The Ideal Glass

Unoaked Chardonnay (steel aged) is crispier and frutier and needs a smaller bowl to bring the nose closer to the aromas and direct the wine in the middle of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is emphasized.
A smaller bowl helps to serve smaller quantities so the wine keeps a cooler temperature. Remember to hold your glass by the stem!

About

The cool climate in Chablis produces wines with more acidity and less flavors than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates.

Chablis wines often have a "flinty" and "steely" note.