A delightful self-catering Chablis vineyard gîte in Prehy, just (7km) outside Chablis (89 Yonne. BFC). A welcoming English-speaking couple, Celine and Frederic Gueguen, with lovely rooms and views of the domaine’s vineyards: Domaine Gueguen
The accommodation at Domaine Gueguen is in a completely restored independent cottage near the owners’ house.
It includes a fully-equipped kitchen/dining room/living room.and 2 en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 5 people.
Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool in
the summer, There is free Wi-Fi access .
Extensive grounds with vineyards, private swimming pool and park, all accessible to guests.
You can have a wine tasting and buy Chablis & Burgundy wines in the domaine’s cellars by arrangement,
for more info and to check availability at this Chablis Vineyard gîte see Domaine Gueguen
OR Alternative nearby vineyard accommodation: winemakerJean Marc Brocard
airport: Paris CDG (135 miles/220 km)
somewhere to stay? ferry? trains?, car hire?
Chablis wines are generally aged from 2 to 6 years, and are classified into four categories, which are as follows (ranked from lowest to highest quality and price):
- Petit Chablis AOP
- Chablis AOP
- Premier Cru Chablis AOP (40 climats or “named plots”
- Grand Crus Chablis AOP (7 climats)
Petit Chablis AOP
The regions growing Petit Chablis AOP are found in the outer areas of the town. This classification has a higher acidity and a tarter flavor than the others, thanks to the changing landscape of the regions and north-facing vineyards.
In order to be destined for Chablis AOP, harvested grapes much have a potential alcohol level of at least 9.5%. Growing regions for this wine are located closer to the Chablis village and are influenced by more mineral rich soils in the growing region.
Premier Cru Chablis AOP
The Premier Cru classification of Chablis is grown in only 15% of all Chablis vineyards, with only 40 officially recognized plots or climats which you may spot on Chablis wine labels such as Montée de Tonnerre, Mont de Milieu, Vaillons, and Fourchaume. To be destined for Premier Cru Chablis, grapes must have a potential alcohol level of 10.5%.
Grand Cru Chablis AOP
The most premium classification of Chablis wine, Grand Cru Chablis is grown in just 7 climats, covering 104 hectares of land on one slope across the Serein River. This southern exposure provides the ideal environment for the Chardonnay grapes to ripen, as opposed to other climats which face north and receive less sun.
Just one slope (around 104 hectares) with 7 climats. The grand cru vineyards are located across the Serein River from the village of Chablis. The vineyards have a southern exposure, ideal for ripening Chardonnay and the slope has clay marl soil. The highest of all classifications, Grand Cru Chablis grapes are required to have a minimum potential alcohol level of 11%. (ilovewine.com)