The Picq brothers (Didier & Pascal) have culled a reputation for themselves in the wine world. They’re known for balanced, well made Chablis that doesn’t break the bank. It takes a lot of research and tasting to find producers like these and that’s why you’ll often see Picq wines in the cellars of wine professionals but not often in those of their clients. Burgundy wines like these are far and few between and they get gobbled up pretty quickly.
The brothers produce this wine from two parcels that grow above an old quarry in a bed of pure Kimmeridgian limestone (packed with shellfish fossils). This is famous soil known for producing mineral tinged, precise Chardonnay that only Chablis can pull off. Picq wine-making sensibilities aim for elegance, length, purity, minerality, age-worthiness and moderate levels of alcohol. In other words, this is the perfect wine for a warm weather dinner, maybe a special occasion or a dinner where you really want the wine and food to shine.
“Picq’s 2011 Chablis Dessus La Carriere is scented with lily-of-the-valley and honeysuckle along with lime and kiwi that go on to serve as the infectiously juicy matrix on a silken palate, the floral perfume liquefying sweetly, set-off by stony underpinnings. Hints of iodine and lemon zest add intrigue and invigoration to a long, vibrant, resonant finish that takes one way beyond “village level” performance. Look for this extraordinary value to impress and delight through at least 2020.” 92 Points, David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate
$26.99 in the produce section.
~Autumn, Wine Manager
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