92pts Vinous “possibly the best Chablis you’ll find.”
An intense example of Chablis, there’s a hearty mix of lemon verbena, orange peel and plenty of mineral flintiness with some chalk. Gorgeous to drink now, it’ll also benefit from another 10 years of ageing – and maybe more, if you can wait.
Winemaker Thomas Pico tends to his vineyards religiously and always hand-harvests and hand-sorts his grapes. The Vent d’Ange Chablis is made from 55-year-old vines, which were planted by Thomas’s grandfather on the hillsides near Courgis and Preys, the two highest altitude villages in Chablis. About half the wine is fermented in concrete and the other in stainless steel.
About the winery
Despite his relatively young age, Thomas is driven to create complex wines which show off the best of the Chablis terroir. His popularity among his peers and the global wine community have earned him an impressive reputation of making some of the best Chablis in the world.