The New Generation Producing Cutting-Edge Chablis

30 November 2021
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The New Generation Producing Cutting-Edge Chablis

 

The mineral-driven, laser-focused wines of Chablis have been known for centuries as some of the best white wines in the world. But even in this storied region, change is happening, driven by the young and energetic generation that is entering Chablis’ many family-owned wineries.

 

Some of these young winemakers are joining decades- or generations-long legacies of quality winemaking; others have pushed their parents to begin vinifying and selling wines under their own labels. While many are passionate about the ways that the Chablis region can better integrate sustainable and organic farming practices or adapt to the effects of climate change, they are equally willing to gain knowledge from the generations that came before them, and to respect the traditions of this premier white winemaking region.

 

Just as their parents and grandparents did before them, the current generation of Chablis is writing a new chapter of quality winemaking, environmentally conscious farming, and world-class excellence for this region. With these visionaries at the helm, the complex, characterful, delicious wines of Chablis are poised to lead for decades to come.
 

About Chablis Wines
  • Located only 2 hours from Paris, Chablis is the most northern of the 5 wine-producing regions in Bourgogne, Chardonnay’s birthplace. Chablis’ vineyards are composed of 13 811 acres spread-out in 379 enterprises (négoces, co-op, estates). Elegantly simple, Chablis wines can only come from France. Divided into four different appellations (Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, Chablis Grand Cru), these 100% Chardonnay based wines call for an invite to purity and minerality. With around 37.9 million bottles produced each year, Chablis wines represent 18% of white Bourgogne offerings and export annually over 65%.