Jadot Chablis Blanchot 2016, Burgundy, France

Chablis is in the northern part of Burgundy, half way between Dijon and Paris. The continental climate (very cold in winter and hot in the summer with frosts in spring) and the marly limestone soils combine to mould the unique character of Chablis wines. About 3500 hectares are planted (including 856 ha of Premiers and Grands crus) with 100% Chardonnay grapes. 7 “climats” can be called Grand Cru in Chablis : Preuses, Bougros, Les Clos, Grenouilles, Blanchot, Valmur and Vaudésir. Those vineyards are all situated on the right side of Le Serein river, on the hill. This situation gives a strong and full-bodied character to the wine. This wine is fermented in wooden barrels like all our Grands Crus from the Côte d’Or area, and then aged in barrels during 15-18 months before bottling (about 30% new oak). Bright color with a hint of pale gold. This wine, which is made from grapes grown on slopes with an eastern orientation, has plenty of weight and rich texture on the palate. The aromas are what you would expect from grapes picked at optimal ripeness, while the palate shows great balance.