On the domaine of one of the major producers of quality Chablis (89 Yonne. BFC), Domaine Laroche has converted an 18th Century flour mill into a classy hotel next the to the wine boutique, wine bar. restaurant and wine cellars:Chablis Hotel du Vieux Moulin
This is the best place to discover the lifestyle of Burgundy and have some rest between visits to the local vineyards.
The hotel is a subtle mix of traditional architecture and modern design. The place is a well-kept secret for people who like to relax and discover Chablis, a place full of history and great wines.
The 7 rooms and suites of the Hotel du Vieux Moulin are contemporary in style and decorated with travel souvenirs. They are all equipped with air-conditioning and a flat screen TV. The en-suite bathrooms feature a bath or shower and guests can make use of complimentary bathrobes and free toiletries.
This is classic burgundy country with Pinot Noir reds and Chardonnay whites. Wines include Gevrey-Chambertin red, Meursault Premier Cru white and a sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne. Here you can taste the wines of the 4 Laroche estates and visit the cellars (by appointment) and the vineyards. Chablis is exclusively a dry white Burgundy wine made from Chardonnay grapes and renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste. There are levels of quality designated by Appellation from Chablis Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Chablis and Petit Chablis. In comparison with the white wines from the rest of Burgundy (further south), Chablis wine typically has much less influence of oak. Most basic Chablis is unoaked, and vinified in stainless steel tanks, producing a drier and more minerally character.
Chablis is a pretty town, with a regular market, annual wine Festival and a Flower Market. The nearest city is Auxerre (89 Yonne, BFC) about 20 km away for train connections and the A6 autoroute from Paris
Alternative Chablis winemaker accommodation at Les Chambres de Jean Marc Brocard
airport: Paris CDG (140 miles/225 km)
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