Pattes Loup, Chablis "Vent d'Ange" Mise Tardive 2019Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
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 is a Chablis from an iconic producer that deserves more than its general Chablis designation allows. These vines were planted in 1951, making them almost 70 years in age. The wine is fermented and aged in both concrete and stainless; no oak! Vent d’Ange means wind of the angel while "Mise Tardive" refers to the wine undergoing extended lees ageing.