The appellation Petit Chablis
was established in 1944. Straddling the Serein River, this gem of Chablis may be produced in any of that region's villages.
Petit Chablis is grown at the tops of the slopes and on the edge of the plateau, on hard brown limestone or silt and sand soils. The vines generally sit between 230 and 280 meters (755 and 919 feet) above sea level and enjoy various expositions. All Petit Chablis is white and made from Chardonnay (locally called Beaunois).
Petit Chablis offers a bouquet of white flowers mixed with citrus notes over a mineral backdrop, sometimes with peach and white fruit aromas. It is usually quite light and lively on the palate, with balanced acidity. The enthusiastic attack is followed by a pleasant roundness, and a saline touch hints at the nature of the land where it was grown. It is both full-bodied and fresh, offering great length and perfect balance. Petit Chablis can be enjoyed immediately, but it will show better after two years of aging. Some of the best examples are found at Domaine William Fèvre and La Chablisienne.
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