Region: Chablis, FRA
Alice and Olivier are well known for their pure, natural wines that they craft from small plots in Chablis, Chitry and the little-known Saint Bris appellation. They have been tending their organic vines near their village of Courgis for over twenty years now. Courgis lies north west of Dijon so it is quite a cold area leading to low yields from the vines. All the grapes are picked by hand and only natural yeasts are used to ferment the wines which are matured in foudre and oak barrels that are typically one to four years old to ensure that the oak flavours do not dominate the fruit.
This comes from a .92 ha parcel in the Vau de Vey vineyard which in local parlance means "little valley". Planted in 1983 on steep slopes that are southeast-facing. Hand-harvested, destemmed and fermented spontaneously in used Burgundy barrels. Aged on the lees for a year and bottled unfiltered with a minimal addition of sulphur.