Chablis wines are not like Chardonnay wines from anywhere else. Chablis is of course made with 100% Chardonnay but the wine taste more “Chablis” than Chardonnay. If any wine can be said to have a terroir-style, it is Chablis. It is difficult to imitate the crispy, fresh style of Chablis. Sometimes the acidity is quite sharp, sometimes a bit softer; sometimes there is some aging in oak barrels but rarely too much.
On this tour that we call the 3 Classics, we get the opportunity to compare Chablis and the white wines from the Côte de Beaune. There are about 150 kilometres in between but the winemaking, the climate and the soil have changed. Both Chablis and the Côte de Beaune belong to Burgundy, a fascinating and complex wine region. There are over 100 different appellations and a variety of vineyard names may appear on the labels. It may seem complicated, but you will have a good grasp of all this when we reach Paris again! Champagne is also included in the 3 Classics wine tour.