A proper baby Chablis.
Vineyards are in the Hautes Côtes, at the top of the slopes just above Domaine de la Motte's Chablis classified plots and so achieve good ripeness. The soil is Portlandian, which is less chalky than Kimmeridgian, and typically produces wines which are less mineral and more fruity, well suited to earlier drinking. Having said that, Motte’s wine has real finesse with good fruit character – very much their house style. Cool-fermented in stainless steel, malolactic fermentation is also in stainless steel and the wine is unoaked.
Ripe lemon on the nose and wonderfully ripe fruit on the palate which is well-balanced and satisfying with a good mineral backbone. Far superior than the name 'Petit' might suggest. This Petit Chablis is a light fruity wine that marries perfectly with oysters and all shellfish.