Petit Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 2021
Chablis' famed soils of Kimmeridgian and Portlandien clay and limestone are full of millions of tiny fossilised oyster shells. It is this limestone that is said to be responsible for Chablis steely, flinty reputation. And Dylan Camu’s Petit Chablis has it in spades. A new arrival to Yapp Brothers from the 2021 vintage, it comes from vineyards on the higher slopes of the hills overlooking the Serein river around the villages of Chablis itself.
This Petit Chablis wine is fresh and mineral in style. It has a gunflint and citrus on the nose, a saline edge on the palate underscored by a mineral core with a touch of stone fruit on the finish.
Located at some 230-280 metres above sea-level, the Petit Chablis appellation has been increasingly turned to vines in the last few decades as demand for Chablis wines increases. Whilst it has been an AOC since 1944, not all the AOC has been planted to vines. A warming climate has ensured previously barren sites now receive sufficient exposure to fully ripen fruit. It is becoming known as a great entry-point into tasting the unique terroir of Chablis whilst offering terrific value and ready-to-drink unoaked Chardonnay.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Chablis|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, Goat's Cheese, Salads, Seafood, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink up to 3+ years after vintage.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||11.5|
Domaine Christophe Camu
Father and son Christophe and Dylan Camu represent the 6th and 7th generations of their family to make wine in Chablis where they tend 13 hectares of vines encompassing Petit Chablis, Chablis, Premier and Grand Cru appellations. Over the past few years he has incorporated into his operation the vines of his mother and step-father (long-standing Yapp suppliers Martine & Patrick Guitton) as they moved into retirement.
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