Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d'Ange
Thomas Pico started Pattes Loup in 2004 working on 2.5ha under the wing of his friends Alice and Olivier de Moor, with whom he runs the renowned wine fair Chai l’Un Chai l’Autre. 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 comes from three parcels (2ha) around Courgis: la Ménarde, les Malantes and Pattes Loup, hence the name of the domaine. This wine was aged for a minimum of 18 months, two thirds in stainless steel, one third in 7hl cement eggs. There's much more depth of fruit in the 2018 than previous vintages which offers ripe grapefruit, hint of apricot and saline minerality on the finish.