From the importer:
Sebastien’s Petit Chablis is a great blind taste where even seasoned veterans within the wine trade can easily miss the pedigree, but not the region. The aromas of sweet preserved lemon, wet stone, flint and sweet and dry herbs are a clear sign of the region and grape, but it’s the palate that can be deceiving. It’s fully endowed body and softer edges places on the right bank of the Serein River—where all Sebastien’s vines are located—and carries power like a premier cru and can often be equal in body to some elegantly crafted grand cru Chablis; however, it’s not a true comparison in depth of complexity found in higher classed crus. It comes from a collection of parcels located on the plateau of Portlandian limestone behind the grand cru slope and premier crus on the right bank and is not as mineral-sharp as Petit Chablis grown on the left bank on more pure rock soils. Many of the plots are new and some date back to the 1960s, giving an average of about twelve years (noted in 2019). The altitude ranges between 190-250 meters with multiple aspects, some flat and others steep. It’s a total knockout and has found its way onto may celebrated wine list by-the-glass programs; as has our next wine, the Chablis village.