A rare wine, a model of its kind, immense for a Chablis Village. A wine both chiseled and luscious, with pure aromas of minerals and brine, and notes of honeysuckle and lily of the valley. A mouthwatering, juicy palate.
Thomas Pico, 35 years old, is a vigneron on the rise in Chablis. His wines are almost impossible to find, unsurprising given that his estate, "Domaine de bois d’Yves", is composed of only 3 hectares of family land. Born of a long line of Chablis vignerons, Thomas very quickly turned to organic viticulture, starting in 2005 and becoming certified in 2009. His father trusted him enough to not get in his way. He even kept his mouth shut when Thomas decided to entirely replant the vineyard site known as “Pattes-Loup”. His first cuvées from the site would be released in 2006. Today, Thomas cultivates 10 hectares in Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru, included such vineyard sites as Jouan, Beauregard, Butteaux, and Vaillons. And above all, what Thomas seeks to capture is precisely the typicity, the unique character of each of these parcels, to express the strong identities of, and differences between, each climat. At the same time, Thomas is focused on attaining very ripe grapes, but not any more than that – he is careful to preserve the fresh fruit flavours, and his barrel maturations are long but never brutal. The result is superb, rich and concentrated, at excellent volumes, characterised by the fruit, saline quality, and minerality of each parcel.
Beautiful expression of the Chardonnay grape. This saline juice is massive, with body and structure, a palate with notes of exotic fruits and mint. The maturation is masterfully done, for great elegance.