Winemaker: Cyril Gautheron is a 6th generation winemaker who approaches his winemaking with fanatical precision. He farms over 65 different plots of vines across the Chablis appellation, and vinifies each in its own separate tank. His obsession results in perfectly-calibrated cuvées.
Grape: Chablis is 100% Chardonnay, typically raised in stainless steel instead of oak barrels. Chardonnay enthusiastically takes on the character of wherever it’s grown – in Chablis this means minerals, tension, energy, and purity.
Appellation: Petit Chablis is the entry-level classification in Chablis, and can be less consistent than fancier appellations. But in the hands of a talented winemaker it can deliver a classic, stone-filled expression of the terroir. And today’s wine is proof.
Wine: This wine bursts with cool lemon fruit and a stony, brisk mouthfeel. With no oak at all, sushi (or any raw fish) is a fantastic choice. Shellfish (especially oysters) and roast fish also work well, as will a simple roast chicken. And at $5/glass, it leaves room for a splurge on other ingredients. Whatever the choice, this wine will brighten your meal.
Gautheron Petit Chablis 2018
bottle price: $25
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