La Chablisienne

France

La Chablisienne
The Chablis terroirs are a reflection of the Chablisienne vineyards. Predominantly Kimmeridgian, with alternating marls and marl limestone along with deposits of fossilized oyster shells that give great personality to the Chablisienne wines and stamp them with their characteristic minerality. Precisely located and defined, each terroir produces unique wines, each with its own character and capacity to evolve and develop. Petit Chablis wines are perfect after one to three years while Chablis needs between two and five years according to the cuvee. Chablis Premier Crus and Chablis Grand Crus are wines with more ageing potential, needing five to ten years cellaring. How the climat (a specific plot within a vineyard) is exposed to the sun is of major importance in defining how the resulting wine expresses itself.

La Chablisienne, Chablis

The story begins back in 1923. Under the leadership of Abbé Balitrand, a number of winegrowers joined forces to better withstand the economic difficulties of the period. Together, in the middle of the Chablis vineyards, they created a cooperative winery to market their wines.

Until the mid-1950s, the members of the cooperative delivered their production to La Chablisienne, who was then responsible for creating the blends and for selling them, mainly to wholesalers.

However, La Chablisienne wanted to go much further and create a style of its own. So it was decided that the harvest would be delivered in the form of musts (unfermented juice), a particularity that has become the trademark of the house and giving it total control over the winemaking processes. There is constant information sharing between the winegrowers and the technicians, linking the quality of the musts to the parcels that produced the grapes thus ensuring the best possible technical guidance.

La Chablisienne, in true pioneer spirit, has never ceased to meet a wide range of challenges in areas as diverse as winegrowing and winemaking, human resources and marketing. It is the meticulous work of all those involved that gives wines which constantly improve with the passage of time.

The winemaking process, essential to revealing the full richness and complexity of the Chablis terroirs, begins immediately after the harvest when the member winegrowers press the grapes to extract the juice. And it is carried out as near as possible to the vines themselves to guarantee the optimal quality of the musts.

La Chablisienne then takes over, carrying out the racking, fermentation (both alcoholic and malolactic) and maturing stages. We use the best equipment to ensure that every nuance and all the depth of the Chablis wines are preserved and revealed. Fermentation and maturing take place either in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats or in 228-litre oak barrels for certain selected wines.

White
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La Chablisienne

1er Cru Grande Cuvee

2018

La Chablisienne is a classic Grande Cuvee Premier Cru from the Chablis. Always so good with its mesmerizing acidity, bone-dry green apple crunch and briny mineral flavours on the palate. Worth every penny!
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Chablis 1er Cru 'Grande Cuvee
€35.00
750ml
Ready, but will improve
White
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La Chablisienne

Château Grenouilles Grand Cru

2012

Grenouilles is one of the rarest Chablis Grand Crus and is a legendary white wine with one of the most glorious expressions of minerality. This great wine reveals its true potential with time thanks to its exceptional ageing quality.
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Les Grenouilles
€86.00
750ml
Ready, but will keep