August 6, 2012
AGAIN AND AGAIN
Funday Crew strikes twice this week extending their efforts in through Monday. Today, we are introducing you to our newest Chablis; a T. Edwards import, the Desvignes Chablis 2010!
Now for a geography lesson!
Chablis lies about 100 miles north of Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Being near Aube, it is actually closer to the southern edge of Champagne which it used to be a part of.
This area is known for it’s dynamic climate, giving wine makers a headache in their efforts to balance acidity on frosty springs and fat, flabby fruit on warmer vintages.
Chablis is also situated above the historical clay deposits known as the Kimmeridge clay. Dating back to the Jurassic Period, the clay ranges from Sancerre up to the white cliffs of Dover and gives this Chablis wine (and typically Chablis’ Premier and Grand Crus) their characteristic “flinty” note along with a crisp minerality.