In northern Burgundy, not far from Auxerre, the Chablis appellation covers an approximately fifteen-kilometre radius around the village of the same name. It was the monks of the Cistercian abbey of Pontigny who began growing vines in the region. Chablis is located at the south-eastern extremity of the Paris Basin. The grapes used to craft this Chablis at the Domaine Long-Depaquit estate come from a mosaic of terroirs, which lends remarkable complexity to the wine.
Colour: pale yellow color with greenish tint.
Nose: very pure nose that is typical of Chablis (white flowers, flint).
Palate: an elegant combination of almond notes and lovely vivacity.
Food pairing: as an aperitif, ideal with fine fish, shellfish, white meats, poultry in sauce and full-flavoured cheeses.
Serving temperature: 9-11°C to best appreciate all of this wine’s freshness and minerality.
The 2017 vintage: 2017 was a year characterized by alternating periods of warm and cooler weather. Following a winter that was cut short due to the arrival of rather high temperatures in February and March, cool weather returned in April, along with frost for the second consecutive year in a row that did damage in the Chablis region. Th e spring and summer were warm and dry, allowing the vines to get back on track with a steady rhythm, resulting in an early harvest at the beginning of September. Apart from the frosts experienced in Chablis, the overall harvest in Burgundy was good apart from a few setbacks in the southern Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise where shatter reduced yields.