2015 Gilbert Picq Chablis Dessus la Carriere
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Vinous 90-92 points!
Gilbert Picq Chablis Dessus la Carriere is a beautiful white wine gem from this world-renowned appellation in Burgundy. 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 has farmed its small collection of vines for several generations. Today, the estate is in the deft hands of Gilbert's two sons, Didier and Pascal, and his daughter Marilyn Picq, each with their defined roles: Pascal is in the vines, Didier is in the cellar, and Marilyn manages the business. The Picq style of Chablis displays the inimitable expression of minerality that the chardonnay only picks up in these rolling, hillside, limestone-laden vineyards of the Yonne Valley. Dessus la Carriere is made from two lieux dits (Semon and Paradis) that sit above an abandoned limestone quarry. This vintage received ratings of 89-91 points from Burghound and 90-92 points from Vinous. Don’t miss it!
“Knockout aromas of orange zest, lemon oil and marzipan accented by sexy spicy reduction; it's hard to believe that this wine is done entirely in stainless steel. Plush and smooth in the mouth but the most taut and energetic of these 2015s to this point thanks to a solid mineral underpinning. Rather soft in acidity but the tactile, extract-rich finish displays excellent solidity and length.”—Vinous, 90-92 points!
Enjoy Picq Chablis Dessus la Carriere with grilled sausages, roast chicken, grilled halibut, lobster salad and cheeses.
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