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Production area

Grapes for this appellation are harvested within the delimited areas of 20 villages, including the village of Chablis. It covers a surface area of 3 367,28 hectares, making it the largest AOC in Burgundy in size. 783,19 hectares are classified as Premier Cru within 40 Climats (including 17 main Climats). “Premier Cru” is a distinction that is granted to certain vineyards where the wines have traditionally been considered to be of higher quality. Only 11% of Burgundy wines are entitled to this privilege.
The 27 hectares of Vaucoupin’s vines are located on the right bank of the Serein river in the commune of Chichée.

Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Vinification and maturing

Burgundy’s soil is clay limestone based, yet it varies considerably from village to village. This renders the winemaker’s role all the more important when selecting the grapes.

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Pale yellow with green tints.
NOSE : Fresh and mineral, with aromas of lemon and white flowers.
PALATE : Fine and lively, with both floral and fruity notes. Very long persistence.

Food and wine pairing

Enjoy with fish in cream sauces, pike, lobster and fresh cheeses.

Serving suggestions

12 to 14°C

Ageing potential

5 to 10 years

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