A touch of taste

Maison Castel introduces you to the appellations on which the worldwide reputation of French wine is based. These feature among the best known appellations in France, and are as capable of dazzling the most knowledgeable wine enthusiast as they are of impressing anyone looking for something new and different. Did you know that Chardonnay grapes are used to make Chablis wine ?

Chablis


Appearance : slightly golden hue with green tints
Nose : notes of citrus and pears with mineral overtones
Palate : freshness and power
Serve : between 11-13°C
Best enjoyed : within 2-3 years
Food-wine pairings : as an aperitif or paired with seafood, fish or white meats in a sauce or stew
Recommended dish : Gilt-headed bream in lemon

Origin

The Chablis AOC is part of Burgundy, one of the most prestigious wine regions in France. This AOC produces only white wines from the Chardonnay grape variety. The appellation’s mainly limestone soil and cool climate result in mineral, aromatic wines.

Vinification

Following a pneumatic pressing, a short pre-fermentation maceration takes place. The vinification is then carried out in stainless steel vats at a medium temperature. Ageing on the lees, along with « bâtonnage » (stirring up of the lees), brings the smoothness and minerality of the Chardonnay to the fore.

Maison Castel, Touch of France wines, simple, easy to choose and pleasant to taste.

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