Chablis is one of the best recognized wine regions and styles of the world, and La Chablisienne is a quality and volume leader in the production of wines from this famous corner of northeastern France. Situated approximately half way between Paris and Beaune, the winegrowing region of Chablis totals over 20,000 acres of vineyard grown in areas surrounding 20 different villages. La Chablisienne accounts for about 25% of this vineyard acreage, and is the only producer to make wine from each of these 20 villages. Originally founded in 1923, this cooperative winery produces an extensive and renowned line-up of Chablis wines which are widely exported to virtually every major wine market around the world. This name is not just famous for the important volumes of wine it produces, but also for continuing to set new benchmarks for quality and style. Emphasizing the importance of terroir by producing wines climat by climat (carrying out fermentations in small lots, plot by plot) La Chablisienne carries out its production in a way more typical of much smaller artisan producers.
2014 LES VÉNÉRABLES VIEILLES VIGNES CHABLIS
Of the almost 20,000 acres of vineyard spread across the 20 recognized wine villages of Chablis, only a tiny percentage make the grade for this select “old vines” bottling from La Chablisienne. In a place where special soils, perched atop a chalky bedrock, play a central role in the resulting wines, older vineyards have a measurable impact on wine quality. These deeply rooted vineyards yield wines that speak to a truer idea of what Chablis is all about, producing more concentrated and complex wines and a more honest expression of a great terroir. This citrus and mineral dominated Chablis is yet another classic release from one of the region’s best known and most respected producers.
Chablis is one of the most on-trend whites you can find anywhere; usually lightly oaked, or completely unoaked, this vibrant, bright and refreshing style of cool climate Chardonnay is made for summer drinking. Match this delicious white with summer salads, white meats like chicken or pork, or serve it with your favourite fresh fish or seafood dish. Also at home next to richer foods, like creamy pastas, or with terrine and charcuterie, this iconic French white wine is as versatile as it is tasty at the table with great spring and summer fare.
“Bringing together old vines from a number of the Chablisienne cooperative’s vineyards, this wine is concentrated and finely structured. Its rich creamed apple and tangy orange zest flavors are lit by acidity and a mineral edge.” –RV, Wine Enthusiast
Producer: La Chablisienne
Wine: Les Vénérables Vieilles Vignes Chablis
Origin: Burgundy, France
LCBO #: 215525