Gilbert Picq | Chablis
Redefines Chardonnay in a good way
Chablis is a wine region in northern Burgundy with a cooler climate, making a leaner style of Chardonnay generally with less oak. This one is a huge value for the quality and pedigree! Dry, crisp with refreshing, lemon flavors and stony minerality that pops! Picq keeps yields very low which helps to concentrate the grapes, so the wine is always nervy, flinty and never overripe. Bright notes of grapefruit and lime. A perfect expression of this famous region in Burgundy.
Chablis is really a match made in heaven when it comes to oysters, as the soils in Chablis are literally crushed seashells from the Jurassic period. Other classic pairings include goat cheese, shellfish, fish, and pâté. The Burgundians also enjoy this steely white with snails or escargot, ham, smoked trout and pungent washed-rind cheeses.
Located in the tiny, quiet village of Chichée, just southeast of Chablis itself, Domaine Gilbert Picq quietly produces riveting, uber classic Chablis from its holdings in and around the village. The Picq family have farmed its small collection of vines for several generations. Today, the estate is in the deft hands of Gilbert's two sons and daughter - Pascal is in the vines, Didier is in the cellar, and Marilyn manages the commerce. The Picq style of Chablis displays the inimitable expression of minerality that Chardonnay picks up in these rolling hillside of limestone-laden vineyards in the Yonne Valley, coupled with racy acidity and fine depth that comes with low yields, meticulous viticulture and winemaking.