The Vent d’Ange Chablis is made from 55-year-old vines, which were planted selection massale by Thomas Pico’s grandfather on the hillsides near Courgis and Preys, the two highest altitude villages in the appellation. About half of Vent d’Ange Chablis is fermented in concrete, the other half in stainless steel.
The result of Thomas’s labors is a stunning Chablis, with a core of Lemon Verbena, Meyer Lemon, orange peel, slate, stone and chalk. Vent d’Ange is as persistent on the palate with aromas and flavors resolving themselves in a minerally granitic sensation.
The 2017 Chablis, a blend of sites all in Courgis, is sublime. Creamy, ample and layered, it is a fabulous introduction to these wines. Lemon confit, mint, apricot and sweet floral notes are all laced together in a Chablis of total nuance and class. Rich and oily on the palate with superb textural intensity, it is a real winner. Ageing in steel keeps the flavours bright. What a wine. All of the wines in this range are terrific, but I would be tempted to go for the straight Chablis. 93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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