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Les Preuses

One of the seven Grand Cru locations in chablis; look there.

The appellation, named after the city of the same name and classified in 1938, is located north and delimited from the wine-growing region Burgundy in the so-called Basse-Bourgogne in the Yonne department. The area lies southwest of it Saint-Bris, which was counted before the appeal regulation. Chablis is by the Morvan Mountains Cote d'Or separated and lies the Champagne much closer than the other Burgundian areas. Already the Romans started viticulture here in the 2nd century and later the monastic orders took over church the cultivation. The earned particular merit Cistercian Abbey Pontigny, whose monks allegedly owned the Chardonnay introduced here. It was once the largest wine-growing region with 40,000 hectares around the city of Auxerre France, Due to sales difficulties and phylloxera damage caused a switch to other agricultural products.

In addition, the area was and is extremely through hail and until May from frost endangered, therefore entire crops were destroyed again and again. All of this contributed to the fact that in the mid-1950s only 500 hectares were planted. From the beginning of the 1960s, various measures were used to successfully combat the risk of frost. The installation of oil-fired stoves in the rows of vines, the heat of which is distributed in the vineyard by windmills, is very effective. In addition, the vines sprayed with water, whereupon the...

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