Neil Martin for Vinous Media 90 points.
"The 2018 Petit Chablis comes from 35 year old vines and spent 10 months in stainless steel, 8 months on the fine lees. This hs a delightful white peach and light apricot nose that blossoms in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a tangy marmalade note on the entry, good depth and a subtle reduction on the finish. Excellent." Sep 2020.
"Freshness and minerality are essential to make a grand Petit Chablis. Roland Lavantureux adds righteousness and elegance." Hachette Guide.
A Shiny yellow color, a fine and fruity nose with notes of agrums : we just open a
bottle of Petit Chablis !
The mouth is pleasant and surprises by its freshness. We recognize peach and
grapefruit. It is crispy and intense.
This wine can be tasted as aperitif, with starter, oysters or fresh goat cheese
We own 5,5Ha of Petit Chablis, this vineyard is 25 to 30 years old. We care to
control the yields to make Petit Chablis with a good richness.
The pruning is « guyot double ».
The thermorégulation allowed us to make « low temperature fermentations” which
enhance all the flavours.
Aging is made 100% in inox tank during 10 months to keep freshness and fruit.
Bottling by ourselves at the Domaine.
The Portlandian soils in the extension of the Chablis appellation, known as Petit Chablis, may not enjoy the same reputation as the Kimmeridgian, yet they imbue the wines with a crisp, lively freshness and zesty, citrusy aromas that speak to the deep mineral component of northern Burgundy. There is no accounting for these imaginary appellation boundaries, because the pedigree of the wines is palpable. As Roland once explained “I don’t know why the INAO named some vines ‘Chablis’ and others ‘Petit.’ When I stand in the middle of my vineyard, the row to my left is Chablis, to the right it is Petit Chablis, but you can’t see any difference.”