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ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire




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Chablis Wine Festival

The pretty village of Chablis (89 Yonne, BFC) celebrates its iconic wine with a Wine Festival (La Fête des vins de Chablis) 27 – 28 October 2018.

There us another Chablis Wine Fair in July –  Festival du Chablisien.

Chablis poster 2017The village goes all festive for the two afternoons with processions, tastings etc. Over 50 stalls will be offering tastings and there will be music and a concert in the evening.

Chablis wine

All 4 grades/appellations of Chablis will be available – Grand Cru, Première Cru, Chablis and Petit Chablis . Each is a pure dry Chardonnay wine – the differentiation comes from the “terroir“.  And here the key differences are mainly soil and slope (orientation) for ripening.

Procession at ChablisChablis lies about 20km east of Auxerre and 180km south of Paris.

For more info on the Chablis Wine Fair see www.chablis.fr

In the heart of Chablis  is a good 4* hotel and gourmet restaurant (with a good wine cellar of Chablis and a knowledgeable Sommelier) – Hostellerie des Clos
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