- a wine-producing area in northern Burgundy, roughly in the middle of France. The area centres on the town of Chablis and has four main appellations, Chablis Grand Cru AOC, Chablis Premier Cru AOC, Chablis AOC, and petit Chablis AOC. These all make variations of dry, full-flavoured white wine from Chardonnay grapes, often with overtones of grass and flint or mineral tastes. The wines are often made without any contact with oak barrels. The grand cru wines can be among the best white wines in the world, and can sustain considerable ageing.
- very ordinary blended dry white wine