WHAT is "l'Union des Grands Crus de Chablis" and why was it formed?
Launched in March 2000, the Union des Grands Crus de Chablis has one simple aim: to defend and promote the quality of Chablis Grand Cru wines. It is a voluntary, non-profit-making association that is open to all owners of Chablis Grand Cru vineyards. The Union currently has 12 members, representing over 50 hectares of the total 100 hectares of the appellation.
As with its illustrious ancestor, l’Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, this association promotes the wines of its members through tastings and seminars, both in Chablis and around the world. It also aims to have an educational role amongst its members, encouraging them to further develop the quality of their wines.