From the importer:
Inside the bottle: This wine has
been one of my favorite wines to blind taste wine professionals on. The aromas
of flint, sweet preserved lemon, wet stone and sweet and dry herbs are a clear
sign of the region and the Chardonnay grape. The nose is equally full and
dynamic as the palate. The palate is usually where people fail to recognize
this “lesser” appellation because this wine is full-throttle and endowed with
body and cut like a great premier cru from the right bank of Serein, or dare I
say a Grand Cru? Concerning Petit Chablis, this as about as good as it gets.
Terroir: If one were to taste this
wine blind, it wouldn't be a surprise if a good taster ended up on this side of
the river. This Petit Chablis comes from a few parcels located on the plateau
of Portlandian limestone that sits just above the Grand Cru slope and the great
vineyard, Montée de Tonnerre. Not surprisingly, many good tasters mix it up
with those wines because those hills share a similar limestone rock,
Portlandian, which dominates the stone count on those two hills. Of course,
there is Kimmeridgian stone on the Grand Cru sites as well as the MdT, but they
are simply outnumbered by this “lesser” stone that is the “roche mare” of the
This is the wine that first
created all the buzz about Christophe among Chablis lovers – and it will
astonish you. SO far beyond what anyone would imagine Petit Chablis can be.
It may be hard to believe
that the most allocated wine of a Chablis producer is his Petit Chablis…but one
taste (or sniff) of this and you’ll know why.