The continental climate of Chablis results in bitterly cold winters and summers that are generally dry and warm, but not excessively hot, which helps preserve the fresh aromas of the Chardonnay grape grown here. 

Officially, Chablis is classified as part of Burgundy, despite the fact that the vineyards are 130kms North of Beaune and only 50kms South of Champagne. As a result of the milder climate, the grapes are harvested later which exposes them to cooler temperatures and contributes greatly to the character of the wines, often making them more champenois in style.

When one talks of Chablis, one thinks of minerality, finesse, purity, elegance, a refreshing acidity and very occasionally volume, richness and power.