Chablis, situated near Auxerre in the Yonne department, is among the northernmost vineyards of Burgundy. It is characterized by producing exclusively white Chardonnay wines and by its geology which is believed to date back to the Kimmeridgian period. Vine cultivation has been practiced for 3 generations at Domaine Pagnier and their consulting winemaker is Lucie Depuydt of Boisset Collection's prized J. Moreau & Fils winery. Originally, livestock, cereals and vines were farmed for the family's personal consumption. The breeding and the cereals disappeared at the same time as the expansion of the profitability of Chablis wines. Mr Pagnier cultivates 15ha of Chardonnay in the communes of Béru and Fleys and vinifies Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, Chablis 1er Cru Fourneaux and Chablis 1er Cru Vaucoupins. The estate's parcels benefit from thin soils based on Kimmeridgian hard limestone, allowing ideal water circulation for the production of quality grapes. He practises a reasoned viticulture where he emphasizes the working of the soil and the reduction of phytosanitary inputs. In order to be reactive and to optimise its harvest dates, it has 2 pneumatic presses and 9 thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The Chablis of Domaine Pagnier are always very powerful, concentrated and typical with a balanced acidity and roundness allowing the wine to mature and age very well.
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