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CHABLIS

Gloire de Chablis

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Varietal

100% Chardonnay.

History

Though traces of a village dating back to the Neolithic period have been found, the true origins of Chablis go back to Roman times. Its name is said to have
come from the Latin term “caplum”, meaning “ford”. Vines flourished here in the 3rd century, after having been rehabilitated by the emperor Probus. The Serein river, which played an important role in regulating the climate, also allowed wines from Chablis to be transported to Auxerre and Paris. From the capital,
they were shipped abroad, to Flanders and England in particular.

However, the vineyards owe their real blossoming to the Cistercian movement as the Abbey of Pontigny was just nearby. Phylloxera ravaged the vineyards in the late 19th century, which explains the recent planting of the Chardonnay grape variety.

This cuvée “Gloire de Chablis”. It’s our tribute to the relics of Saint-Martin honoured for 11 centuries in the area.

Since 1970, the vineyards have been undergoing spectacular expansion as mixed farming is being abandoned in favour of viticulture. The vines are alsoresisting spring frosts more effectively.




Origin

Located in the north of Burgundy, in Yonne department, the appellation stretches over around 20 communes that cover the hillsides running alongsidethe pretty Serein Valley. The vineyard enjoys an exceptional geological situation.

The main bedrock comes from the Jurassic epoch, or more precisely the Kimmeridgean age (150 million years ago). Deposits of tiny oysters can still befound today in the rock, remains of a time where the sea was totally covering this territory.

Food and wine pairing

This wine will perfectly emphasize any type of sea food such as a fatty fish (salmon or bluefin tuna), sushi and sashimi. Will also be a great companion to
poultry, asian or exotic food. Try it also with goat cheeses, as well as fresh and light refined cheese.

Serving suggestions

Ideally serve between 10° and 11°C / 50° - 52°F.

Ageing potential

Between 4 to 5 years.