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Australia: 2020, a record year for Chablis

17 June 2021
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Australia:  2020, a record year for Chablis

 

Following the fine harvest of 2018 and the enhanced available volume provided by the 2020 vintage, Chablis wine exports to this market commenced again to rise: + 34% by value and+ 34% by volume. This increase is primarily due to the Petit Chablis and Chablis appellations, which have found their place in better-priced sectors, while increasing their export amounts.

 

More than one out of two bottles of white Bourgogne is Chablis. Bourgogne whites exported account for 62% of Bourgogne exports with 850,400 bottles, of which 52% are Chablis. 

 

Chablis is a flagship product among French white wines. It has a great reputation and remains an essential wine for high-quality wineshops and restaurants.

Key figures in 2020 for Chablis wines in Australia
  • 10th biggest market in terms of revenue
    11th biggest market by volume

    Exports:
    444,000 bottles (up 34% on 2019)
    4.05 million euros (up 34% on 2019)

    by volume
    ► Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru: 11%
    ► Petit Chablis and Chablis: 89%