Louis and Catherine Poitout are from old Chablisien families. Catherine’s father made wine for years before she was given a small plot of Petit Chablis to farm on her own. Louis’ father made wine in both Algeria and Chablis.They both knew each other as children, but then in 1994 they fell in love and the rest, as they say, is history.
They now own 18 hectares scattered between plots from north to south in the Chablis appellation. These unite Catherine’s lands in Chablis and Lignorelles to Louis’ holdings in Maligny and Villy, as well as the vines they purchased in the hamlet of Fleys. Petit Chablis composes 6.06 hectares and Chablis 10 hectares. They own some Fourneaux and Vaucoupin 1er Crus within their Chablis holdings. And most interestingly, they have a tiny 0.55 hectare plot of ungrafted pre-phylloxera Petit Chablis vines! Incredible!