Domaine des Malandes’ Petit Chablis is a very easy drinking wine, made with white-fleshed fruit it is very pure and refreshing. With huge amounts of care taken over the whole process from understanding the grapes to looking after the vineyards, you know every mouthful has had complete attention to detail put into it. Owning vineyards in all the Chablis appellations, Lyne Marchive and her husband Jean Bernard, are skilful winemakers who treats each Cuvee according to its needs and they have passed this onto their children who now run the vineyard – winemaker siblings Richard Rottiers and Amandine Marchive. Part of the Domaine des Malandes estate includes the 3.85 Ha vineyards in Beines and Lignorelles that grow the fruit for the petit chablis. With their main goal being ‘to treat the vineyards with the utmost care’ The harvest date is the crucial moment of the year; the optimal maturity of the grape must be reached whilst keeping a perfect sanitary state. Each plot will mature on a different date and therefore needs close attention and a detailed understanding of the vineyards. The maturity samples are then taken with a precise methodology. The quality of the wine comes mainly from the quality of the grape: it is the different work of the vines during the year which have their importance on the sanitary state, the yield, the concentration, and the presence of essential mineral elements to fermentation. The main objective for the family during winemaking is to let the personality of each terroir express itself. Depending on the terroir, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation takes place either in stainless steel vats or in French oak barrels. Our oak barrels are 228L containers that are between 1 and 7 years old. We also have some half-muids (500L oak barrels). The objective of vinifying in barrels is to bring roundness and a silky to some of our 1st and great vintages.