Petit Chablis, Domaine D'Elise Frederic Prain, Burgundy
Nothing Petit about me...
Tastes like: Stone fruit. Flint. Fresh citrus. Tangy. Dry. Steely.
Despite only coming from up the road in Paris, winemaker Frederic Prain is considered to be a bit of an outsider in Chablis. He picks his grapes late and tries to make his wines as accessible as possible (he jokingly calls himself the EasyJet of Chablis) but when we looked for a Chablis for our range this wine blew the competition out of the sky.
His tiny pocket sized 13 ha estate sits on the slopes at Milly, just above the Premier Cru vineyards of Cote de Lechet so the terroir is certainly more first class than economy.
7 months lees ageing - Single estate
France - 2019 - 12% - 75cl
92 pts - Decanter, Rosemary GeorgeMW August 2020
"A firm, dry, flinty nose with elegant stony fruit on the palate. There’s no great depth but it’s elegant and fresh"