"Chablis" like the name "Champagne" is a limited
appellation, and the official right to call wine Chablis is restricted
to 19 communities in Burgundy covering an area 20 kilometers wide
and 15 long.
10,000 acres that make up the appellation are ranked according
to four classifications - most notably the Grand Cru Chablis,
which is produced only in seven vineyards; and Premier Cru Chablis,
grown in 40 vineyards.
The Grand Cru vineyards in Chablis, Burgundy.
are found on the steeper hillsides and Petit Chablis on the lower
For the connoisseur,
the mix of chalky limestone and clay - found only near the village
of Chablis - produces a white wine from the Chardonnay grape not quite like any other....
More information about Chablis wine and vineyards around the Web:
The Guide to Chablis Wine -
Here's a great overview of where Chablis is grown, the different classifications, with tasting notes and food pairing suggestions, maps and photos.
Chablis - Terroir France provides information on where
Chablis is produced including the soils and cru information. They
also add a bit of background on the tastes you can expect from
a real Chablis and some of the cheeses that make a good match.