Based on 16 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 93 points Vinous "The 2017 Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru is bright and floral, with striking aromatic lift to play off the rich, dense fruit. Bright saline notes give the wine energy, tension and structure. Time in the glass brings out more tropical notes. This is a wine of extraordinary precision, lift and verve as well as tremendous aromatic presence. (AG)" 92 points Burghound "Airy and decidedly floral-infused aromas are comprised by notes of mineral reduction, matchstick and smoke. The full-bodied, rich and quite serious flavors display evident muscle on the succulent but punchy and powerful finish that is both long and beautifully complex...(AM)"
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About Domaine Pattes Loup
The majority of Pico's vines are selection massale planted by his grandfather on the hillsides near Courgis and Preys, the two highest altitude villages in the appellation, with vineyards up to 300 meters in elevation. Pico experiments with a rotation of cover crops to protect against erosion, increase water retention, and increase microorganisms in his soils. He is committed to hand-harvesting and hand sorting of imperfect berries, and ferments all wines using indigenous yeasts. Pico's commitment to a minimum of 36 months élévage, gives the wines added dimension, texture, and complexity, making them unique in the world of Chablis. All bottling is done without fining and filtration.
Since their establishment, these exact and unadulterated Chablis wines have consistently received rave reviews. Antonio Galloni of The Wine Advocate declared Domaine Pattes Loup as "one of the most fascinating new domaines in Chablis", with Thomas Pico producing "some of the most thought-provoking, uncompromising wines in the region." We suggest you take your time with these remarkable Chardonnays and allow them to reveal their mineral, and brine-y, citrus flavors layer by layer as a reward for your patience.