In Chablis soil is everything. The soil here is Portlandian limestone, 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 Petit Chablis 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.
This has gentle minerality but beautiful ripe fruit with stone fruit flavours and a gentle hint of citrus. Easily the match of many straight Chablis.