Crushed & Cured

Domaine d'Elise, Petit Chablis, 2021


A benchmark, far better than most Chablis from the huge co-operatives: cool and oyster-shell fresh in the mouth, excellent concentration and correctly lactic. 

Frederic Prain owns one block of vineyards, so chalky and stony as to appear like a white beach, on the boundary of the Chablis appellations: his Petit Chablis abuts the 1er Cru Côte de Lechet. A single oak among the vines appears on his labels. Up on a hill, overlooking Milly and Chablis itself, this is quite a cool site, which has therefore benefited from warm summers.

Country: France

Region: Chablis

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Chardonnay 

ABV: 12%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Domaine d'Elise