In northern Burgundy, not far from Auxerre, the Chablis appellation covers an approximately fifteen-kilometre radius around the village of the same name. It was the monks of the Cistercian abbey of Pontigny who began growing vines in
the region. Chablis is located on the south-eastern extremity of the Paris Basin. The soil is composed of clay-limestone marls that are only found here. They date back to the Kimmeridgian geological stage of the Upper Jurassic Epoch. The grapes used to craft Chablis at the Domaine Long-Dépaquit estate come from a mosaic of terroirs which lends remarkable complexity to the wine.

Domaine Long-Depaquit was founded in 1791 and has built a reputation as one of the top estates in Chablis. The harmonious lines of the Château itself date from the 18th Century. The outhouses are home to the fermentation tanks and underground cellars, while the Orangery is used as a reception area. Timeless moments can be spent sitting or walking in the calm surroundings of the rose garden and the park, with its hundred year old trees.

It is at Château Long-Depaquit, situated at the heart of the village of Chablis that the grapes from the estate’s 160 acres of vines are vinified. The Grands Crus (10% of the total Grand Cru surface area of the appellation) and the 37 acres of Premiers Crus are grown according to environmentally friendly practices. Restricted yields and non-interventionist winemaking help to create authentic, mineral and elegant wines. Barrel aging is used sparingly to best preserve the expression of each terroir.

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