What is Petit Chablis vs Chablis?
The difference between Chablis and Petit Chablis is the quality of the soil and how much sun the vines get.” Contrary to popular opinion Petit Chablis it not ‘lesser Chablis’ or second rate Chablis, it is fresher, lighter, less complex for easy drinking.
What is Petit Chablis wine?
Petit Chablis Wine Petit Chablis is an appellation created in 1944 for dry white wines made from Chardonnay in Chablis and the surrounding communes. It covers vineyards not included in the standard Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru titles.
Is Petit Chablis a Chardonnay?
Petit Chablis is an appellation for white Chardonnay-based wines produced in Chablis and the surrounding communes and its vineyards lie on both sides of the Serein valley. The appellation was created in 1944 to cover those wines not included in the standard Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru titles.
What does Petit Chablis taste like?
Notes of peach and other white-fleshed fruits are sometimes encountered. The mouth is light and lively with well-balanced acidity. A spirited attack soon yields to a likeable roundess. A touch of saltiness (iodine) is characteristic.
What do you eat Petit Chablis with?
Despite being produced far from the sea, Petit Chablis nonetheless offers lovely whiffs of the seashore that go perfectly with oysters, mussels, raw fish dishes and shrimps, either raw, barbecued or in sauce. It is also delightful with fried small river fish, grilled sardines and many other fish.
What does Petit Chablis pair with?
Do you drink Chablis cold?
Serve Petit Chablis at around 9°C (48°F), Chablis and Premier Cru at 11°C (52°F), and Grand Cru at 13°C (55°F). Colder serving temperatures risk hiding the bouquet. Put the bottle in the fridge a few hours before drinking it.
Is Chablis a good wine?
Chablis’ naturally high acidity and briny saline-driven flavors make it perfect for sipping with fresh seafood, oysters, and other raw-bar favorites. The wines are equally delicious with crisp salads, foie gras, and a variety of soft cheeses.
Is Petit Chablis sweet?
Chablis is not sickly sweet and is made from 100 percent chardonnay. (There is no such thing as the chablis grape.) It could not be more different from the oaky, buttery, thick-as-syrup chardonnay that comes from warmer New World climates like California.
What food goes with Chablis wine?
Chablis pairs best with bright and clean flavoured dishes such as Oysters, Goat Cheese, Cauliflower Soup, Smoked Trout, Pork Tenderloin, Grouper, and Sushi. Chablis is an unoaked (or lightly oaked) Chardonnay from France that displays tart flavours of citrus and green apple and an unmistakable chalky minerality.
How should Chablis be served?
Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru should be served at 10-11°C, and Chablis Grand Cru at 12-14°C. The foil cap should be cut away below the top of the bottle so that the wine does not come into contact with it during service.