Petite Chablis from the award winning La Chablisienne co-op, punching above its weight - Pas Si Petit - Not So Small!
La Chablisienne was founded in 1923 as a cooperative winery to help several local growers market their wines. Originally focusing on sales, the house later took control of the winemaking process, which it manages to this day. The vineyards of La Chablisienne are predominantly Kimmeridgian soil, with small oyster shell deposits found in the limestone. They produce approximately 30 different wines for the appellation as a whole, each a different expression of the unique terroir of Chablis. La Chablisienne was named French Wine Producer of the Year 2016 at the International Wine & Spirits Competition. This followed their International Wine Challenge success in 2015, with winemaker Vincent Bartement being awarded the Best White Winemaker of the Year trophy for the second time.
Tasting Note: 'Not so small' - Textured, elegant, simple and distinctive, this wine from La Chablisienne seduces with its refreshing minerality and aromas of citrus fruits and flowers. Well balanced and crisp
Critics: Decanter WWA - Silver 91/100 (2017), Jancis Robinson 15.5/20 (2015)