is one of the most picturesque and charming destinations I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. As a wine region it is comprehensive – one grape, one river, four appellations and two major soil profiles.
Of course, within that is a myriad of complexities and details. The wine styles vary according to each producer and the nuances of site never cease to amaze me. I can confidently say I will never tire of drinking Chablis.
I visited in the early part of May when the half-timbered medieval houses emerge from the green saturation of spring. I spent the day strolling along the banks of the Serein River
and through the picturesque laneways. A long lunch and tasting at William Fèvre (williamfevre.fr)
followed, where the Chablisienne courtyard fare was the perfect partner to a bottle of 2013 Vaulorent Premier Cru.
Chablis is a place for contemplation and tranquility, give yourself the time to take it all in. SHANTEH WONG
➽ TIP: The Parc de la Liberté is a perfect spot for a picnic, a bottle of wine and dangling your feet in the river.