Sebastien Christophe is a name that I had been hearing for quite some time from some of the growers that I work with whenever the subject of Chablis came up. The Domaine Christophe is only 9 years old and founded with vines inherited by his Grandfather. Despite being such a young estate the quality and exacting nature of his work has meant that his wines are eagerly sought out and quickly sold out despite him being completely unknown by the media.His success has come completely by word of mouth.
This Petit Chablis comes from a few parcels near his winery located on the plateau that sits just above the Grand Cru slope and the great vineyard, Montée de Tonnerre. This wine is exceptional every year and quite frankly I have yet to taste a better Petit Chablis especially at the price - Sebastien has just got a gold medal for this 2018 at the 'Concours des Vins de Chablis'. I'm not usually one for medals but let's just say it's another great release for Christophe.
Notes of lime, seashells, white flowers, iodine and an energizing acidity that stings the palate.
- Notes from Andrew Guard