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Valmur

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

Named after the town of the same name and classified in 1938, the appellation is located north of the winegrowing region Burgundy in the so-called Basse-Bourgogne in the Yonne. Southwest of it lies the area Saint-Bris which was counted before the Appellationsregelung. Chablis is by the Morvan Mountains of the Côte d'Or separated and is the Champagne much closer than the rest of Burgundy areas. Already the Romans operated here in the 2nd century viticulture and later the monastic orders took over the church the cultivation. Special merits acquired thereby the Cistercian Abbey Pontigny, whose monks allegedly the Chardonnay introduced here. It was once the largest wine-growing area, with 40,000 hectares surrounding the city of Auxerre France, Through sales difficulties and through the phylloxera caused damage was a conversion to other agricultural products.

In addition, the area was and is extremely through hail and into the month of May frost endangered, therefore, whole crops were destroyed again and again. All this contributed to the fact that in the mid-1950s only 500 acres were planted. From the beginning of the 1960s, attempts were made to successfully combat the risk of frost with various measures. Very effective is the installation of oil-fired stoves in the vine rows, whose heat is distributed with windmills in the vineyard. In addition, the vines sprayed with water,...

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