Chablis Premier Cru

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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.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, OH, SD, VA or WV

Tasting Notes

Pale gold with green reflections.


Aromas of grapefruit or lemon and vegetal notes such as asparagus or artichoke as well as hints of marine scents, almost iodized.


A long attack, both fruity and mineral, finely honeyed.

Vintage Notes: 

In the secondary era, the sea covered the Chablis region, forming particularly rich limestone sediments in its depths. At the end of the Jurassic period, the upheaval of the planet caused the seas to disappear. This soil is then particular a limestone made of millions of small fossils, shells, small oysters very recognizable. The ice age that followed carved the valleys to form today's Chablisian landscape and exposed these ancient layers. The most famous of Chablis' unique soils is found in this vineyrd, called "kimmeridgian" sedimentary soils, named for the small village of Kimmeridge in the South of England which shares the same layer of distinctive pale earth.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Chablis, France
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay (Chablis)
  • Serving Temprature: Serve from 53° to 57°F.
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
a creamy fish dish and all cooked white meats
Cheese & Nuts:
light cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Apple & Goat Cheese Walnut Salad
Cream Sauces – butter