The Michel family have been making wines in the heart of Chablis since the 19th century. A firmly rooted sense of excellence is passed down from generation to generation. Louis Michel & Fils has always been a family business and is managed today by Guillaume Michel, who takes great pride inperpetuating the Domaine’s ethos. The vineyards of the Domaine are concentrated on the first slopes to be farmed by Cistercian monks during the 11th century.
These young Petit Chablis vines, which are planted in direct sunlight on the plateau overlooking the Valmur and Les Clos grand crus, give a fresh, lively, fruit-forward wine to be enjoyed in its youth.
This wine undergoes a long fermentation using indigenous yeasts, in temperature-controlled vats. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation also occurs. It is atured for 6 to 10 months in stainless steel tanks, with the least possible handling. This si followed by long moderately cold stabilisation. Fining using bentonite is carried out if necessary. The wine is gently filtered once before bottling.
The Domaine Louis Michel Petit Chablis expresses citrus and floral notes reminiscent of hawthorn and vine flower. there is pronounced liveliness in the mouth, with a chalky and saline finish.