- Chablis wines
- Wine growers and domains
- Petit Chablis
- Chablis Premier Cru
- Chablis Grand Cru
- The art of wine tasting
- Serving Chablis
- The tasting : a sensory experience
- Chablis and gastronomy
- Drinking occasions
- Food and wine pairings
- Chef's secrets
- Wine tourism
- Where is Chablis ?
- What is there to discover in Chablis ?
- Chablis wine tourism
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The tasting : a sensory experience
Touch: Enjoy Chablis at the right temperature
In order to appreciate all the aromas, the wine must be at correct temperature. The ideal temperature for a Petit Chablis is around 8 degrees for an aperitif and 9-10 ° at the table. A Chablis should be at 10 ° -11 °, a Chablis Premier Cru at 10 ° -12 ° and a Chablis Grand Cru at 12 ° -14 °. Each wine has a unique touch, a feeling that pleases the palate. At first sip, Chablis enters your mouth with a silky and robust taste that fills the senses.
Hearing: Relax to the sound
After gently opening the bottle and decanting the wine, enjoy the soft, trickling sound of Chablis wine as you pour into a glass
The view: Take in the full range of colors
Once your glass is served, take the time to admire the color of wine with your eyes. There are multiple nuances to see: yellow, green, white, straw yellow, light amber. The colors can be intense, deep or subtle. One must, as such, also be attentive to the brightness and clarity.
Smell: Let your nose learn
Aromas are a vital part of the Chablis experience. The first deep inhalation of Chablis’ aromas enables one to become enveloped in the majestic scent before swirling the glass. Hold the glass by the foot and plunge your nose into it to fully become entrenched. The next wave of scent allows one to perceive odors after swirling the glass. Once swirled, turn your glass two or three times and gently breathe in small successive inhalations. This three-step process will allow you to learn the full Chablis aromatic experience.
Taste: Please your taste buds
They say first impressions last a lifetime. The first sip of Chablis gives the balance of flavors (sour, sweet, bitter, salty). As you savor your glass, you’ll find your mouth is filled with different tastes as you let the delicious wine linger on your taste buds. Take short, medium and long sips to fully experience the spectrum of tastes Chablis has to offer.
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