Communal appellation of the Chablis wine-growing district (dept. of Yonne). Producing communes : the Petit Chablis may be grown in any of the communes within the delimited area of the Chablis wine-growing district.
The Petit Chablis is a brilliant pale gold wine, the colour of rye-straw, sometimes flecked with green. Its aromas are of white flowers (may, acacia) mixed with citrussy notes (lemon, grapefruit) over a mineral base (gun-flint). Notes of
peach and other white-fleshed fruits are sometimes encountered. The mouth is light and lively with well-balanced acidity. A spirited attack soon yields to a likeable roundess. A touch of saltiness (iodine) is characteristic. Freshness, body and persistence come together to form a harmonious whole. The wine is drunk young, ideally after two years : it belongs to the Spring.
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