03/28 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - All About Chablis!

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03/28 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - All About Chablis!

PETIT WEEK IN WINE | March 29 - April 2 2023

The Northern Isle of Burgundy: Chablis

Get ready to taste the purest expression of the Chardonnay varietal in the exquisite region of CHABLIS!

Join us this week for a showcase tasting of FOUR exceptional Chablis producers from both Premier Cru & Village AOC levels.

Chablis' greatness is attributed to its unique tapestry of ancient Kimmeridgian limestone soil, indirect sunlight from a northerly latitude, cool climate, and an entrenched, multi-generational culture of winemaking. This combination gives the Chardonnay a vivaciousness and purity that is unparalleled, while lending the region an incredibly high level of consistency.

Don't miss out on these razor-focused whites that will become your new favorite porch-sippin' wines of the season. Our flight of FOUR is just $23 and is available starting Wednesday at both locations. Plan your visit now and come experience the magic of Chablis firsthand!

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So, what are you waiting for? Come and taste the best Chablis wines today - white burgundy at it's best!

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Chablis wines are dry white wines which are characterized by their purity, crispness, sophistication and minerality. The Chardonnay varietal gives results in Chablis unlike anywhere else. It draws its personality and character from a subsoil that is 150 million years old, and ripens in ideal conditions, in a semi-continental climate, which allow it to attain a good balance between sugar levels and acidity.

The wines of Chablis are sub-divided into four appellations (detailed below), and are identified by precisely delimited production zones which are subject to strict production regulations. Logically, the higher up the hierarchy, the tighter these regulations.

Petit Chablis (18% of production)

The terroirs of the Petit Chablis appellation are located on the higher slopes or the beginnings of the plateau. They are made up of hard, brown limestone, or sometimes silty, sandy soils, in general at an elevation of between 230 and 280 meters, with varied orientation.

Chablis AOC (66% of production)

No other French wine region has affirmed such faith in geology. The main bedrock comes from the Jurassic epoch, or more precisely the Kimmeridgean age (150 million years ago). Deposits of tiny oysters can be found in the rock, which were left by the warm, shallow sea that once covered this territory. These creatures were in the shape of a comma, which gives rise to their name: Exogyra virgula.

Chablis Premier Cru (14% of production)

As for Chablis, the main bedrock dates from the Jurassic, or more precisely the Kimmeridgean era. One particularity concerning Chablis Premier Cru is that the Climats are spread between the right and left banks of the River Serein, a tributary of the Yonne which flows through the region from south to north.

Chablis Grand Cru (2% of production)

The terroirs, formed in the Upper Jurassic era, 150 million years ago, are composed of limestone and marl with Exogyra virgula, tiny oyster fossils. Chablis Grand Cru is one of the rare French AOC wines to make reference to its geology, notably the Kimmeridgean age.

Today, the area planted in Chablis is about 5,800ha. In 1955, after the phylloxera crisis in the 19th century which ravaged France's vineyards, then two world wars, Chablis covered no more than 550ha of vines. Nonetheless, not all the appellation's territory is planted as yet: the delimited zone comprises 6,800ha spreading along the valley of the Serein, the river which runs through the wine region from south to north before flowing into the Yonne.

Join us this week as we feature a flight of FOUR Chablis from FOUR different vignerons!

Marcel Servin

Chablis 2020 - $36 btl/retail

Village AOC

Florence & Francois Bachelier 

Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2020 - $45 btl/retail

Village AOC

Paul Nicolle

Chablis 1er Cru "Les Fourneaux” 2020 - $49 btl/retail

Premier Cru

Roseline & Lionel Bussy

Chablis 1er Cru 'Côte de Lechet’ 2020 - $49 btl/retail

Premier Cru

Tasting Flight of 4 Wines - $23 (2.5oz pours)

>> Tasting Flight Hours:


5:00 - 6:30pm Wednesday 

5:00 - 7:30pm Thursday - Friday

1:00 - 7:30pm Saturday 


5:30 - 9:00pm Wednesday - Friday

1:00 - 9:00pm Saturday

1:00 - 5:30pm Sunday

>> Tasting Flight Offerings:

Marcel Servin

Chablis 2020

Village AOC

$36 btl/retail

SUMMARY: The majority of Francois Servin's personal wine is planted in the vineyard “Les Pargues” situated behind the Premier Crus Vaillons and Montmains. One of our favorite Chablis due to its wonderful balance, crisp acidity, and streak of minerality. It's a mandatory visit every year on our client burgundy trip!

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING: 100% Chardonnay. Kimmeridgian limestone soils give the now 40+ year old vines an incredible amount of minerality, tension, and focus. Vinified in stainless steel.

TASTING NOTE:  Wonderful balance. Bright floral, green apple and tropical fruit notes are complemented with balanced acidity & minerality. Saline undertones, and some ripe fruit on the palate lead to a dry finish.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: One of our most versatile Chardonnays, this Chablis complements any occasion from drinks and apps on the patio, to full entrees at the dinner table. Enjoy at any time, and be sure to have an extra bottle or two as a reserve!

Florence & Francois Bachelier 

Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2020

Village AOC

$45 btl/retail

SUMMARY: An exemplary "Vieilles Vignes" (Old Vine) Chablis that showcases the unique terroir of the AOC that is a rich mixture of clay, limestone, and fossilized oyster shells from over 150 million years ago. Our newest addition to the Chablis book - and very exciting wine.

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING: 100% Chardonnay from 60+ year old vines. The wine undergoes a gentle pressing and natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts, which contributes to its unique character. After fermentation, the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for several months to preserve its fruit-driven and mineral qualities.

TASTING NOTE: Aromas of green apple, lemon, and a hint of minerality. On the palate, the wine is crisp and refreshing, with flavors of citrus & pear with a touch of flinty minerality. The wine has a bright acidity and a long, clean finish typical of the Kimmeridgian soils.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: The perfect match for salads... in particular a Caesar salad with a homemade dressing and croutons.

Paul Nicolle

Chablis 1er Cru "Les Fourneaux” 2020

Premier Cru

$49 btl/retail

SUMMARY: Enter the premier cru lineup! Les Fourneaux means "The Furnace", which comes from the vineyard's due south orientation that gets full summer sun. This vineyard is planted on a steep slope just behind the winery near the town of Fleys and produces full-bodied, aromatic wines - 2020 is no exception!

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING: 100% Chardonnay from 40 year old vines that have a southern exposure. 12-18 months on lees in stainless steel tanks and with 15% of the final blend aged in barrel (one third new, one third old barrels).

TASTING NOTE: Fresh yet rich on the mid-palate, with citrus blossom, green apple, ripe grapefruit and pear flavors that are accented by smoked hazelnut and cream flavors. Incorporates a salty minerality to a clean and elegantly balanced finish.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: Pairs well simply with herb-roasted chicken! Elevate your dish with this this Chablis premier cru favorite.

Roseline & Lionel Bussy

Chablis 1er Cru 'Côte de Lechet’ 2020

Premier Cru

$49 btl/retail

SUMMARY: A sun-drenched terroir means sun-filled wines! Côte de Léchet is no exception. Here ripe grapes produce a wine with fruity intensity, allied with a fine minerality. The 2020 is concentrated and flavorful, with excellent acidity and balance. We were so drawn to this wine that we bought everything that came into the state. Now limited, so try the whole lineup this week and make your choices quickly!

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING:  100% Chardonnay grapes that are grown in the Premier Cru vineyard of Côte de Lechet which sits on the left-bank of the Serein river all by itself. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks, which helps to preserve the fresh and vibrant fruit flavors of the wine. Can be cellared for several years to develop more complex flavors and aromas.

TASTING NOTE: On the nose, this wine has aromas of citrus and green apple, with a hint of minerality. On the palate, the wine is crisp, yet elegant, with flavors of lemon, pear, and a touch of salinity. The wine has a bright acidity and a long, mineral finish. Overall, this is a beautiful expression of Chardonnay from the Chablis region!


PAIRING SUGGESTION: Best enjoyed when paired with seafood, especially shellfish such as oysters, as well as light salads and creamy-room-temperature cheeses.

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