In contrary to what is done by a large majority of Chablis vineyard farmers, vines on Domaine Christophe Patrice are planted with a low density of 5,800 vines per hectare. Quality over quantity is privileged and for that, Christophe Patrice practices vines pruning in simple guyot or in double guyot. Phytosanitary products are used only when necessary and fertilization is limited according to the plots.
Mid-way between Beaune and Paris, the Chablis winegrowing region stretches over around 20 communes. Nestled among the valleys and wooded hilltops, the vineyards cover the hillsides running alongside the pretty Serein Valley. The vines sink their roots deep into the clay-limestone soil, drawing on them for their characteristic mineral aromas, to the delight of Chablis drinkers. Here, Chardonnay reigns supreme. It is used for all Chablis wines and has made them famous around the world. The most highly prized among them is Chablis Grand Cru, with its green-gold color and perfect balance between liveliness, dryness and acidity.
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