24 medal winners at the Chablis Wine Competition

At the 32nd edition of the Chablis Wine Competition in January, 24 wines won medals, across the four appellations of Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, and Chablis Grand Cru.
This competition is unique in that winegrowers do not participate in the judging, in order to guarantee total objectivity. The 86 jurors from this edition, under the presidency of German journalist Stefanie Köhler, include journalists, restaurateurs, sommeliers, traders, and amateur wine buffs.

The wine is judged in two phases. The wines are first tasted by the entire jury. Those samples that obtain the best notes then go before a super-jury which alone awards the medals; gold, silver, and bronze.

The medal-winning wines are used by the Chablis arm of the BIVB during operations in France and abroad, and act as ambassadors for Chablis wines for the period of one year.

Some 272 samples are presented, with Petit Chablis, Chablis, and Chablis Premier Cru wines from the 2016 vintage and Chablis Grand Cru wines from 2015, representing 69 cellars, estates, and négociants.53