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Petit Chablis

Origin: Burgundy
Vintage: 2021
ABV: 15%
Regular price $312.00
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We often find that wine is much more than the sum of the grape and terroirs but can be equally influenced by a passionate individual.

Philippe Goulley may have been the son of a winegrower in Chablis but when he got involved with the family wine growing business himself in 1986 he was still regarded as an upstart who was had a different philosophy and vision to his peers. In 1991 he created his own Domaine in parallel to the family estate but on this occasion he pursued an ambitious goal of establishing an organic vineyard and was the first certifies organic Domaine in Chablis. Philippe was regarded as one of the true pioneers of the time as there were only a total of 12 organic Domaines in the whole of Burgundy.

Philippe passionately believes that organic farming is the only way to truly capture and express the special terroir of the Chablis vineyards in the wine. Initially dismissed by his peers, over time many of these same people have reluctantly come to appreciate that his methods get results. His wines are of outstanding quality and have garnered a loyal following world-wide which means that he rarely has any stock! When asked about the reason for their success he says “If our wines have acquired a good reputation, it is mainly thanks to their minerality, their purity and liveliness. Like the real Chablis of yesteryear”.

All of their plots benefit from living soils which have been certified organic for many years. The soils are left to rest from the beginning of July to the end of March and are then ploughed superficially in May / June in order to limit the risk of spring frost or later in the season to promote aeration of the grapes.

In the cellar all of the wines are vinified in stainless steel vats to highlight the terroirs and to achieve fresh, incisive wines. Long ageing in thermos regulated vats gives the wine power and character.. Real Chablis!

A family Domain in the heart of Chablis. Produced using grapes from a single plot  at an altitude of around 260 meters on deep soils located on the Chablisian Plateaus (municipality of Lignorelles). The unique soil composition and the cool climate of the Burgundy region provide the alchemy that gives Chablis its distinctive taste and character. Petit Chablis may often be regarded as the younger brother but it has very much come of age and commands its own place at the table. From one of the best Domaines in Chablis this is clean, fresh, lively and elegant.

These are long-lasting wines with unmistakable characteristics of Chablis.

Eye: Yellow tint with green reflections typical of Chablis wines, brilliant.

Nose: Very open nose with notes of fresh fruit

Palate: Beautiful round attack, supple and pleasant, pleasant citrus notes with a nice length on the palate.

Cépage: 100% Chardonnay

Vinification: 6 to 12 Months in stainless steel vats.

Minimal Sulphur added.

Organic and Vegan.