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Pattes Loup

An Atherton Wine Imports Direct Domaine

Thomas Pico began making wine in the Chablis village of Courgis (population 260) in 2004, and in very short order has established himself as one of the young superstars of the appellation. After earning a degree in Enology and gaining some experience in the Cote de Beaune, Thomas set to work in Chablis, taking over 8 hectares of his family’s 24 ha estate to create his own domaine: Pattes Loup, which means ‘Wolf’s Paws’.

He converted his 8 ha of vineyards first to Organic and then to Biodynamic practices and the results were so successful, that his father, George Pico, allowed Thomas to convert the remaining 16 hectares of family estate as well. Thomas manages some of the family vineyards and buys some of those grapes to augment his own production. By 2009 both properties were Organically Certified by Ecocert. Thomas’ path was clear to make some of the most exceptional wines in Chablis.

Praise for Pattes Loup

“Pattes Loup is arguably the single most exciting young domaine in Chablis today.”
Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate, August 2011

“Thomas Pico is making some of the most thought provoking, no-compromises wines in Chablis”
Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate, August 2012

“The style is full-on and what I would call glyceral and phenolic, which is to say there is a thickly unctuous, even oily texture and a very vinous flavor profile to Pico's wines yet with no lack of supporting acidity that keeps them fresh and bracing.”
Allen Meadows, Burghound, October 2013

“In the hands of talented growers like Mr. Pico, Chablis lives up to its reputation as one of the noblest expressions of the chardonnay grape variety.”
The New York Times, March 30, 2012

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