Pichot Sparkling Vouvray Brut 2018
SPECIAL BUY 6 OR MORE. Fine quality vouvray bubbly.
The Pichot family is one of the oldest grape growers in Vouvray, France going back to 1739. Their vineyard holdings are located mostly in the prime sites of Le Mont and Haut Lieu at the top of the village, with several other holdings scattered throughout the appellation. All harvesting is done by hand and yields are kept low at an average 25 hl/ha.
Domaine Pichot is an amalgamation of the properties of the father (Jean-Claude) ‘Coteau de la Biche’ and the son (Christophe) ‘Peu de la Moriette’, hence the different labels bearing the name Pichot.
Recently named by Revue de Vin de France (one of the most respected French wine critiques) as the top sparkling producer in Vouvray.
Comes primarily from vines located further behind the village from vineyards more suitable for sparkling wine. This cuvee is made as a méthode traditionnelle brut without addition of liqueur at disgorgement as there is already some sugar in the wine before ageing on lees. A very fresh and richly complex sparkling Vouvray aged on its lees up to 3 years until disgorgement with each order being prepared and freshly disgorged for us sur commande. Very lively bubbles with ripe intense Chenin flavours, very fresh and quite full bodied. Drinks very well as an aperitif and also throughout the meal with many richer courses being suitable. The current shipment (2020) is from 2018 vintage.
”Although this entry-level sparkling wine is officially non-vintage, the truth is the fruit was from 2018. It has no dosage. The nose is smoky and fresh, with a dried-fruit richness and plenty of character. Fresh and lightly honeyed on the palate, with more dried-fruits substance. It is dry, with a fine mousse, and ultimately a very fresh, light but fine character. It is the sort of wine you might imagine drinking up in a year or two, although the wines tasted alongside suggest that might be rather hasty. 92/100” Chris Kissack, thewinedoctor.com, October 2020
This is on song and one of the best quality vouvrays we have seen at this price.
RRP $39 **SPECIAL BUY 6 OR MORE for only $28.50**
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