About the Wine
Chablis is a superb winegrowing region completely dedicated to Chardonnay. Wines designated simply as 'Chablis' account for around two-thirds of all production in the region, with grapes coming from anywhere within its boundaries, rather than a specific town or vineyard.
The Clotilde Davenne Chablis comes from the village of Courgis, right next door to her winery in Prehy. The juice is fermented at a low temperature in stainless steel vats, with natural yeasts. The wine then rests for 8-12 months before bottling.
With great minerality, the wine has a beautiful aroma of oyster shells, synonymous with the Chablis region. Flavours of white peach and gunflint, coupled with crisp acidity, lend the wine a mouth-watering quality.
About Clotilde Davenne
Having not come from a winemaking family, Clotilde Davenne had to forge her own path. Having studied oenology in 1986, she then did vintage in California before returning to France to work for the famed Jean-Marc Brocard in Chablis. After working with him for 17 years, Davenne had accrued excellent knowledge of the region's terroir and styles.
In 2005 she started her own label, with a small plot designated Petit Chablis, mainly because of its northern exposure (seen as a negative). Since that time, she has amassed more vineyards and gained an excellent reputation due to the high quality of her wines. No oak is used for cellaring them, resulting in wines that are fresh and pure.