Region France, Burgundy, Chablis
Style Apricot, Green pear, Walnut oil
Approach Biodynamic practicing
Bottle Size 75cl
Thomas Pico started Pattes Loup in 2004 working on 2.5ha under the wing of his friends Alice and Olivier de Moor (also big names in 'natural' Chablis). The domaine takes its name after a vineyard planted by Thomas in the lieu-dit of Pattes-Loup (meaning wolf’s paw) which he inherited from his dear grandfather.
After convincing his father, the domaine was certified organic in 2009. In an appellation where an overuse of herbicides and pesticides is unfortunately still the norm, Pattes Loup and its fastidiously tended low-yielding vines, happily living among a wide array of wildflowers and plants, feels like a world apart.
This wine was aged for a minimum of 18 months, two thirds in stainless steel, one third in 7hl cement eggs. It's a long way from the often too steely and bland Chablis that you find knocking around. Rich in apricot and ripe grapefruit, there's a sudden nuttyness to the nose and body that envelopes you.
Unbelievably good wine that smacks you in the face, but be ready for something different than your standard Chablis.
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