Domaine Pattes Loup 2018 Chablis Vente d’Ange
For a young winemaker, Thomas Pico of Domaine Pattes Loup is wise beyond his years. Devoted to making Chablis that epitomizes the earth and spirit of his terroir, so much that Thomas’s wines have won him comparisons to a pantheon of French wine legends. His wines don’t just say Chablis. They sing Chablis with beauty and vitality. These wines are the essence of “Chablis”, but not only in their briny minerality. There is a sense of vitality to the wines, and a textured density that can only come from dedicated work in the vineyards and transparent winemaking.
All work at the domaine is done by hand. Only indigenous yeasts are used in the cellar and élevage occurs on the lees at cold temperatures for 14 to over 30 months. Malolactic fermentation begins and finishes naturally. Pico works with a combination of concrete egg shaped fermenters along with stainless steel tanks and used French oak of different sizes depending on the cuvée. The wines are never fined or filtered before bottling. Since the start of his domaine, Pico is evolving and is always fine tuning his decisions in the cellar. Over the years, he has decreased the amount of his sulphur use, and is now using expensive Portuguese wood corks and signature yellow wax for bottling believing, “the cork is my finishing touch.”
Must be ordered.
Buy this one by the 6pk for $35.00 per bottle