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Mainly planted on plateaux at the top of the slopes, Petit Chablis is a fresh and lively wine. It is clear and bright in colour, sometimes with a hint of green, and its scent is dominated by white flowers (hawthorn, acacia) and citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit) with a mineral backdrop, providing the palate with a continuing and perfectly composed sensation.
Although Chablis is far from the coast, the aromas are reminiscent of the sea making it a perfect accompaniment to oysters, and other raw, grilled or cooked fish and seafood. It is also an excellent partner for andouillette and snails as well as goat’s cheese, a great match for the cheeky nature of Petit Chablis. Its freshness means that it can also be served with simple summer salads or as a light aperitif.
It is usually drunk young, ideally after two years, with excellent value for money. Its yield is limited to 60hl/ha.
Serving temperatures: 8°C for the aperitif, 9 to 10 °C with food.
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