Perfect Vin de Soif

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Now that the season of joy and happiness has come and nature wakes up joyfully, announcing the arriving of spring, it’s time to get up and pour some nice Chablis in our glasses to celebrate the arrival of a warmer season. The more pronounced acidity and palate weight of white Chablis could be perfectly tuned with the flavours of spring.

The Chablis wine region is located in the most northern part of Burgundy, not far from the beautiful city of Auxerre. Soil has a huge impact on the quality of Chablis wines. The best sites are limestone and kimmeridgean clay, which is rich in marine fossils. This soil underpins the palpable minerality for which Chablis is revered.

Chablis has a truly unique steely minerality and strident sense of place. Here Chardonnay speaks for itself, with little to no oak ageing, displaying dry mineral, apple and pear flavours and hints of flint in the aroma. Chablis, one of the most famous wine styles in the world, has recently made a welcome comeback and the overall quality of Chablis has probably never been higher.

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Chablis wines are quite versatile at the table. Fish and poultry are popular pairings, simply cooked shellfish dishes such as Spaghetti alla Vongole or Mussels Marinières are good companions, as are fish and chips or other deep-fried fish, snails or prawns with garlic butter.

Seafood Salad, Vegetable Terrine and Lapin à la Moutarde - Rabbit with Mustard Sauce - are also  good pairings. Drink Chablis with a sauté of wild mushrooms, grilled salmon, charred-grilled octopus, sushi and keep in mind Chablis's quintessential pairing of all – fresh oysters and crabs.

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