(shah blee)—this village, northwest of the Côte d’Or is the closest burgundian commune to Paris. Although Chablis’ wines are 100 percent Chardonnay, they are quite different from the white wines of the Cote d’Or. Most Chablis wines are fermented and aged in steel, and because the region’s climate is cooler, it produces wines that are lighter- bodied and more acidic. Chablis wine is very dry and sometimes flinty, without the rich, ripe style of Cote d’Or white Burgundies. Chablis is an ideal companion to seafood, especially oysters.