Pattes Loup, Chablis 1er 'Butteaux' 2018Regular price $90.00 Save $-90.00
Pattes Loup means “wolf’s paw” and is the name of the estate of one of the most exciting winemakers to come out of Chablis. Thomas Pico started his estate in Chablis in 2005 inherited from his family. Up until this point, they had been making good Chablis, but nothing with personality or vigor. Fortunately Thomas’ grandfather planted vines on the sides of several steep hillsides, some up to 300 feet in elevation. Thomas decided to go against the wishes of his father, turning the estate into organic farming and utilizing lower yield control, ultimately going for quality over quantity. For such a young winemaker, Thomas is wise beyond his years.
Butteaux is part of a Premier Cru that is actually inside of another Premier Cru plot, something that happens more than you would think in Burgundy. The wine undergoes extended lees ageing with indigenous yeasts in older barrels. This wine is focused and opulent.