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Fossils in Kimmeridgean

Exogyra Virgula

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River in Chablis

Serein River

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La Moutonne

Monopole of Domaine Long-Depaquit
2.35 ha split between Vaudésir and Preuses

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Release date for Grand Cru AOP wines

January 1st the 2nd year following the harvest

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Les Clos

26 ha, largest Grand Cru
20 owners
Best, longest lasting, with firmest structure, steely backbone, and fine concentration of fruit

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Grenouilles

9 ha, smallest Grand Cru
7 ha La Chablisienne
Closest to river
Easier drinking and accessible

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Valmur

13 ha, NW of Les Clos
Fuller and more concentrated

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Vaudésir

14 ha, higher part of slope, between Valmur and Preuses, lies in an enclosed valley
Wines with weight and length

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Preuses

11 ha
Epitome of elegance

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Bougros

12 ha, closest to village of Fontenay-prés-Chablis
Half cultivated by Domaine William Fèvre
Rich and rounded

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Blanchot

12 ha near end of of the slope, next to Les Clos
Clay and marl soils, making more feminine, elegant wines, but always with a firm backbone.
Because soils retain more water, Blanchot wines fare better in heatwaves and hot years

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Right Bank 1er Crus

Monteé de Tonnerre - considered best, separated from Blanchot by narrow road. Piuze, Raveeneau, Billaud-Simon, weight, depth, and power.
Fourchaume - largest 1er cru, (larger than all 7 GC) 132 ha. 30 producers. Vaulorent best area, supple, feminine, finessed wines

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Left Bank 1er Crus

Vaillons and Montmains - adjoining slopes. Vaillons rich and powerful, with slightly soft, buttery character, more floral. Montmains white clay soil, giving wines with more minerality, length, and acidity

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Year GC vineyard delimited

1919

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What are the "Ice Saints"?

11th, 12th, 13th of May, when major threat of frost is past after these days

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Aspersion

Spraying water on the vines to form a protective coating of ice. Wind problematic

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Chaufferettes

Or, Bougies (small chimneys) used in anticipation of frost. Filled with paraffin, will burn about 4 or 5 hours. Chaufferettes can be connected to fuel tanks, but must be lit by hand. Very costly

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Lutte raisonnée

Integrated viticulture