Is Petit Chablis a Chardonnay?

What makes a Petit Chablis?

Petit Chablis is an appellation created in 1944 for dry white wines made from Chardonnay in Chablis and the surrounding communes. It covers vineyards not included in the standard Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru titles. … This compares with 3156ha (7574 acres) for generic Chablis.

What does Petit Chablis pair with?

Because it’s best to enjoy crisp and elegant Petit Chablis young, delightful pairings include gougères (savory cheese puffs), local sausages, golden fried fish and pommes frites, steamed mussels, or mouthwatering snails in garlic herb butter.

Is Chablis sweeter than Chardonnay?

Chablis is not sickly sweet and is made from 100 percent chardonnay. (There is no such thing as the chablis grape.) It could not be more different from the oaky, buttery, thick-as-syrup chardonnay that comes from warmer New World climates like California.

Why is Chablis more expensive?

A lack of oak ageing, plus plenty of time spent fermenting with the deceased yeast (aka “on the lees”) also give Chablis a bready character reminiscent of Champagne, which is made nearby. Chablis is split into four categories which, in theory, increase in quality (and price) as they decrease in vineyard size.

What is the best Chablis wine?

Recommended Chablis

  • Domaine Jolly & Fils 2018 Fourchaume Premier Cru (Chablis); $54, 92 points. …
  • Louis Michel et Fils 2018 Montée de Tonnerre Premier Cru (Chablis); $45, 92 points. …
  • Domaine Gueguen 2018 Vosgros Premier Cru (Chablis); $40, 91 points. …
  • Domaine Laroche 2018 Vau de Vey Premier Cru (Chablis); $55, 91 points.
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How do you drink Chablis?

How to serve a Chablis wine ? To serve a wine correctly, it must be at the right temperature. For a Petit Chablis, the ideal temperature is around 8°C to serve as an aperitif and 9-10°C with food. Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru should be served at 10-11°C, and Chablis Grand Cru at 12-14°C.

Who makes a good Chablis?

10 Excellent Chablis Wines for Under $40

  • 2017 Domaine Barat Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet ($35) …
  • 2017 Domaine de Chantemerle Chablis ($25) …
  • 2018 Domaine Gueguen Chablis ($18) …
  • 2017 Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin 2017 ($36) …
  • 2017 Domaine Pinson Chablis 1er Cru Mont-de-Milieu ($36)