Petit Chablis is a dry Chardonnay from the Chablis area in Burgundy.
Citrus and Green Apple flavors are typical for Petit Chablis.
Notes of Minerals, but less "Flinty" than Chablis.
Petit Chablis is light, dry, and crispy:
|ACIDITY||Medium - High|
Chablis pairs best with Seafood, Fried Fish, and Fried Chicken.
Plain Fish. Sea Bass.
Fried Fish. French Fries.
Fish and Chips.
Goat Cheese. Feta. Robiola.
Soft Cheese. Washed-Rind Cheeses.
Burgundy Cheese. Epoisses. Soumaintrain.
Snails or Prawns with Garlic.
Fried Chicken with French Fries.
|Bourgogne Blanc (France)|
|Burgundy White (France)|
|Pinot Grigio (Italy)|
|Vinho Verde (Portugal)|
A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.
It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.
A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.
Remember to hold the glass by the stem!
All Chablis wines are based on the Chardonnay grape.
The cool climate in Chablis produces wines with more acidity and less flavors than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates.
The balance of clay and limestone plays an important role in the flavors of Chablis.
Chablis wines often have a "flinty" and "steely" note.
Chablis is typically unoaked to preserve the expression of the terroir.
Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru can be oaked.
Traditionally the wines from Chablis were sent to the capita, Paris, in old barrels by boat. The empty barrels were returned to be filled again. That's why there is no tradition for new oak in Chablis.
By contrast, in Meursault, the barrels of wine were not returned and new oak barrels were needed to keep the trade going.
Today, in Meursault, the new oak barrel tradition continues.
Both Chablis and Meursault are Chardonnay but the stamp of place creates 2 very different wines.
Petit Chablis is an AOC for wines produced in Chablis and the surrounding communes.
Petit Chablis grows in soil with lower limestone content than Chablis and Chablis Crus.
Bourgogne has 5 wine-producing regions: Chablis Grand Auxerrois, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise, Mâconnais and Châtillonnais.
The vineyards of Bourgogne stretch over 230 km from North to South.
The presence of two great rivers: Yonne in the North and Saône in the East and a temperate semi-continental climate, make it the perfect place to cultivate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.