Chablis is in the northern part of Burgundy, half way between Dijon and Paris. About 3500 hectares are planted (including 856 ha of Premiers and Grands crus) with Chardonnay. The Premier Cru vineyards represent 20% of the total size of the Burgundy Premiers Crus. There are 40 “climats” of Premiers Crus among which “Montée de tonnerre”. The continental climate (very cold in winter and hot in the summer with frosts in spring) and the marly limestone soils combine to mold the unique character of Chablis wines. After a soft pressing, part of the juice is fermented in “double barrels” of 406 litres produced by our cooperage Cadus. The other part is vinified and aged in stainless steel vats. Aging usually lasts 13 to 15 months on fine lies before bottling.