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2019 Gilbert Picq Chablis

Chablis, France

One of the best value Chabis, from a generational exemplar producer.

$49.00

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About

About The Wine

This fantastic entry point into Chablis comes from the Picq family, who call the small village Chichée home.Gilbert Picq and his children Didier, Pascal and Marilyn manage small, low-yielding plots across AC and 1er sites all across Chablis.

The family manages to retain beautiful delicacy and transparency in their wines, making them in a classic style with native yeast ferments and no oak in site. This minimalistic approach produces crystal-clear wines such as this lovely example of AC Chablis.

It's everything you want in a wine from this region - it's crisp, focused and all about minerality and precision.

About Gilbert Picq

The Picq family has farmed its small collection of vines for several generations. While the majority of their holdings are villages level, they are an exemplar of how truly amazing wines can be made from more humble vineyards when given the utmost attention and care on all levels.

One of the last producers to only utilise stainless steel, there is nary a sigh of any oak in their winery. Today, the estate is in the hands of Gilbert's two sons Didier and Pascal; Pascal spends most of his time working amongst the vines while brother Didier focusses on the work post-harvest, creating exceptional value for money Chabis. Giving their wines extended time on lees, the Domaine is one of the last in the region to bottle their wines each year.

 

 

Didier Picq
Didier Picq
Chablis, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

VINEYARD: From a collection of hillside vineyards averaging 20 years in age all from the commune of Chichee

SOIL Limestone / Clay VITICULTURE The vines are farmed using sustainable practices and the grapes are hand harvested

Vinification and Ageing takes place in stainless steel using natural yeasts.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Drink Until : 2027

The Picq brothers
The Picq brothers
Chablis, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Quick tasting with the importer the other day, al fresco, sitting outside in the autumn sun, spitting into the pot plants. Wool jumper and oyster shell, tight, lemony, green apple, flinty, with a bit of lees weight richness behind it. Bright, tight and long finish. As Mike Bennie commented it’s ‘very virtuous’, in that it’s a classic example of all the good things that Chablis can deliver. I had 93 or 94 points. Either way." - Gary Walsh (Winefront)

90-92Points
Vinous

"The 2019 Chablis Village was tasted both separately and as a blend so that Didier Picq could show the different terroirs: limestone, clay and a third from younger vines on clay-limestone soils (12 different parcels dispersed over 8ha.) There is superb intensity on the nose, featuring red and green apples, pear and a strong oyster shell/marine scent. The palate is nicely poised and full of tension emanating from the limestone terroirs that also lend this Village Cru its persistence on the finish. Classic Chablis from start to finish." - Neill Martin (Vinous)

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