Chablis and the Grand Auxerrois region are located in Northern Burgundy, a two-hour drive south of Paris.
Chablis wines are crafted from a single grape variety – Chardonnay. The local geography is unique, with Kimmeridgian soil that was formed 150 million years ago when a sea covered the region. This soil is composed of alternating marls and limestone and contains a considerable amount of small, comma-shaped fossilized oysters whose Latin name is Exogyra virgula. These characteristics, along with the climate and the work performed in the vineyards and at the winery, shape the typicity of our wines that boast finesse and elegance.
The vineyards of Chablis today (source BIVB)
Average production : 310 442 hectolitres
- 18 % Petit Chablis
- 66 % Chablis
- 14 % Chablis 1er Cru
- 2 % Chablis Grand Cru
The Grand Auxerrois region includes a multitude of small, very old vineyards that are divided today into four terroirs: the Auxerrois, Tonnerrois, Vézelien, and Jovinien.
The vines grow on limestone slopes and yield a wide range of appellations, mainly white wines, though some reds are also produced.
The vineyards of Grand Auxerrois today (Source BIVB)
1 963 hectares including Irancy: : 159,08 hectares
Saint-Bris : 134 hectares
Average production : 106 300 hectolitres