Petit Chablis ‘Pas si Petit’
Pas si Petit, meaning “not so small”, is a Petit Chablis than is as good as many AC Chablis – crisp and mouthwatering.
After cold settling before fermentation and both yeast and malolactic fermentation in tanks, it spends 6 months on the lees -giving a full fruity character and a richness on the finish that transcends its belittled name.
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.
Pale coloured with a fresh bouquet of honeysuckle to start then evolving towards orange. A flavour of lime dominates the tasting, giving this wine instant freshness. The finish is prolonged by lingering notes of citrus peel.
About the Producer
La Chablisienne is a co-operative that dates back to 1923, though it should now be rightly considered a group of nearly 300 winegrowers who have full control over the winery.
The co-operative is represented in each of the 20 villages in Chablis and accounts for one third of all wines from Chablis. Much is sold to Burgundy merchants but that which is bottled under their own labels offers a very reliable quality on all levels.
La Chablisienne won the French Producer of the Year Trophy at the IWSC 2018 – the second time that have scooped this award.