venerdì 1 gennaio 2016

Thomas Pico Pattes Loup visit in Courgis Chablis

Thomas Pico is a very young producer located at the edge of Chablis in the village of Courgis.
Thomas study enology in Beaune, his family are traditional producer in Chablis with the Domaine Boys D'Yver.
In 2004 take over from his family 8 hectare of vineyard and converted in organic farming, currently certified Ecocert.
2006 was the first vintage bottle under the name Pattes Loup.
All his production and family production are certified organic.
We visit him not long ago in our trip to Chablis, quite unforgettable experience we arrived in the afternoon around 4:30pm and we were welcome by a nice lady, she was very kind and let us tasted some wines while we were waiting Thomas.
The wine was the 2013 vintage a quite rich fatty vintage but the wines of Pattes Loup especially the 1er cru Vaillons and Beauregard were fully of energy with slight rich apple nose, fresh, clean and tension.
When Thomas arrived we went into the cellar and show us the way he work with his grape, traditional hand made harvest the latest as possible for get enough tertiary aroma. The grapes are pressed and than without pumping so for gravitation the juice going straight to the cave were rested before going back to the tank to be assembled and bottle. His philosophy is quite simple old barrel or as well some concrete eggs to not let the wine take excessive flavor and tannin from the oak.
He doesn't do any battonage because he think this mechanical exercise forcing something in the wine making him too rich.
His wines especially the premier cru are not filtered, he told us the dead lees after 18 months in barrel are good sediment for the wine, which will keep them alive.
the cave "cellar"
des ouefs

Thomas is showed me as he is using his barrel straight to the maximum of their life, he will never changing one if it work.
Until they are the perfect container he will push it.
in the vat room were we tasting mostly the 2015 vintage, here the wine looking very mineral full of energy, but quite tight needs to be in the bottle and restaurant and wine shop cellar.
I things in my wine list, would be appropriated to listed..
thanks to Thomas and his wine, amazing experience.