Le Petiot is hand-harvested Sauvignon Blanc from low-yield (35hl/ha), biodynamically farmed vineyards. A wonderful apéritif, and delicious with butter-laced scallops.
About this wine producer: Vincent Ricard assumed control of his family’s vines in 1998 and immediately quit the local cooperative that his grandfather had founded, deciding instead to estate-bottle his entire production. Within a few years, his beautiful, handcrafted wines had been placed by sommeliers at Michelin-starred restaurants throughout France, rivaling those of top producers in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. Vincent farms seventeen hectares of vines, the majority of which are Sauvignon Blanc (including vines that date back to the 1950s), as well as a small amount of Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The farming is entirely organic, along with principles of biodynamics, which Vincent encountered while working under Didier Dagueneau in Pouilly-Fumé and François Chidaine in Montlouis.