APPELLATION Petit Chablis GRAPE VARIETY Chardonnay 100% SOIL AND SUBSOIL Portlandian limestone PLANTING DENSITY 5,500 to 6,500 vines/ha. SITUATION AND ASPECT Variously facing slopes in the villages of Beines, Béru, Chablis, La Chapelle Vaupelteigne, Chemilly sur Serein, Chichée, Collan, Courgis, Fleys, Fontenay, Lignorelles, Ligny le Châtel, Maligny, Poilly, Préhy, Saint Cyr les Colons, Viviers and Villy AVERAGE AGE OF VINES 15 years
The story begins back in 1923. Under the leadership of Abbé Balitrand, a number of winegrowers joined forces to better withstand the economic difficulties of the period. Together, in the middle of the Chablis vineyards, they created a cooperative winery to market their wines.
Until the mid-1950s, the members of the cooperative delivered their production to La Chablisienne, who was then responsible for creating the blends and for selling them, mainly to wholesalers.
However, La Chablisienne wanted to go much further and create a style of its own. So it was decided that the harvest would be delivered in the form of must, a particularity that has become the trademark of the house and giving it total control over the winemaking processes. There is constant exchange of information between the winegrowers and the technicians, linking the quality of the must to the parcels that produced the grapes and ensuring the best possible technical guidance.
La Chablisienne, in true pioneer spirit, has never ceased to meet a wide range of challenges in areas as diverse as winegrowing and winemaking, human resources and marketing. It is the meticulous work of all those involved that results in wines which constantly improve with the passage of time.