Petit Chablis Christophe Patrice

100 % Chardonnay from vines ranging in age from 40 to 70 years, grown on the plateau terroir of Portlandian soil.

The fruit is whole-bunch pressed, transferred to stainless steel tanks for a cool fermentation with indigenous yeast. Malolactic conversion is completed with indigenous bacteria and the wine is matured on fine lees in tank for 4 months prior to bottling.

Chablis is possibly the most famous white wine in the world, in fact it is so famous in its own right, it can be overlooked that the wines are exclusively made from the Chardonnay grape.

 

Grape Varieties:
Chardonnay
Alcohol/VOL:
12.5%
Vintage:
2023
Tasting Notes:

It combines fruit and freshness.

It is ideal as an aperitif and is enjoyed young.

Other:
Vegan , Vegetarian

About the Producer

Domaine Christophe Patrice

A native of Beine in the Chablis region, Christophe Patrice began working on the family estate with his father and uncles in 1996. In 2006 he started his own venture with five hectares of vines.

In 2011 he acquired the Daniel Roblot estate increasing his holdings to 22 hectares with an average vine age of 45 years, the older ones being 50-70 years. The domain has parcels in the communes of Beine, Courgis and Chablis, consisting of  8 ha Petit Chablis, 11 ha Chablis and 3 ha Chablis Premier Cru (including 2 ha Beauregard).

Unlike the majority of Chablis winegrowers, the vines are planted in low density and single guyot pruning is practiced instead of double guyot in order to concentrate on quality over quantity. This care and attention is reflected in the fruit intensity of his wines.

Chemical products are only used when necessary and additional fertilisation is used sparingly, according to the plots individual requirements. They therefore consider that this method of growing vines fits perfectly into the framework of sustainable cultivation.