Pattes Loup, Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru 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.
This Chardonnay comes from a tiny plot of old vines in the Premier Cru plot of Vaillons. This fruit is farmed by another grower, though picked and handled by the Pattes Loup team. The wine is aged for two years; one in a mix of older barrels and cement, then the second year in the bottle before it is released.