A fine and elegant Petit Chablis. It feels a touch old-school in sharing the Bourgogne’s themes of beeswax, honey and lanolin, away from the sometimes face-ripping austerity of Chablis. A cushioning of grapefruit and lemon fruit wraps over oyster shell and flint. Aromatics of white flowers add further dimension, as does a briny tang to close.
Pair this with natural Pacific Oysters or Kingfish sashimi.
Varietal / Blend: Chardonnay
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Today’s phase of the Félix family’s operation took root in 1981 with Hervé Félix taking over the domaine. Holdings quickly expanded from 11 to 31 hectares, bottling was now done at the domaine, and vineyard chemical use was greatly reduced, to culture raisonée methodology (chemicals only used when absolutely necessary to save a crop) from the early 2000s. The winery is based in Saint-Bris, with vineyard holdings spread through the Yonne department, taking in Côtes d’Auxerre and Petit Chablis, plus Irancy and Saint-Bris (Sauvignon Blanc).