Chablis is locater in a Burgundy, France and has a cool climate and soil rich in minerals such as chalk and limestone. The chalk and the limestone in the soil help to promote the intense acidity often found in a Chablis. For those who enjoy a good Chardonnay, a Chablis is a fine choice. And for the more discerning taste, one from the Premier Cru Vaillons region is particularly enjoyable.
I tasted a 2011 Domaine Séguinot-Bordet Chablis Premier Cru from Vaillons. The wine was a vibrant yellow-gold color and translucent. In the nose I could smell honeysuckle, honey, nectar, grass, and just a touch of apricots. The wine had a medium acidity, a light to medium body and was incredibly well balanced. It also had a long finish with a taste of oak at the end. The oak taste was not overpowering but added a noteworthy nuance to the wine.
This is a wine that is so pleasant for sipping it makes one thirsty for more. Such a wine is perfect with oysters on the half shell or a poached fish. A summertime delight indeed!