100 % Chardonnay.
Portlandian Jurassic marl & limestone.
Average age of the vines
Stainless steel tanks between 16° and 19°C.
6-8 months in stainless steel, on fine lees.
Between 7° & 10°C.
Petit Chablis is located on the peripheral area of the appellation Chablis, characterized by the terrain of Portlandiens which has a high percentage of limestone with a small layer of arable earth. Petit Chablis is located on higher ground, on stony terrain, on the rather light zones and on eroded plateaus.
Tasting and food pairings
Young and crispy, with delicate floral and fruity aromas, this wine, light to medium-body, is lighter in style than a Chablis. It retains though the typical mineral characteristics of the area. The wine is vinified in vats to ensure that its freshness, minerality, floral aromas and fruity notes are secured. It is ready to drink young when it has already developed its charm and finesse.
To serve with: cold as an aperitif or with starters, seafood or snails.
Petit Chablis 2016 - James Suckling - February 2018 - 90/100
- Petit Chablis 2018 - James Suckling - 88 points
This has attractive pears and peaches with some pear custard, leading to a palate that has attractive freshness and an easygoing, smooth, melon and pear finish. Drink now.
- Petit Chablis 2016 - James Suckling - February 2018 - 90/100
This would be a great choice for anyone who enjoys Chablis but would also like a wine with plenty of fruit and no oak to obscure it. Lovely citrus character. Clean and rather long finish. Drink now or in 2019 and 2020.
- Simonnet-Febvre Petit Chablis 2015 - 90/100 - James Suckling - April 2017
Pretty aromas of hay and cement with dried-berry and apple character. Medium body, fresh acidity and an attractive cooked-apple and pear finish. Drink now.