Chablis, Burgundy, France
Vinous 91-93 points! Wine Advocate 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.
"The palate is quite effervescent on the entry with orange rind and mandarin complementing the mineral notes, the second half linear and poised with a dab of spice right on the finish. I like the "flow" of this Chablis and the build in the mouth. Excellent."-Vinous, 91-93 points!
"Displays a lovely alliance of ripeness and tension, bursting with aromas of crisp peach, green apple and Meyer lemon. It's a Chablis AOC that would embarrass many premiers crus."-William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 90-92+ points!
Enjoy Picq Chablis Dessus la Carriere with grilled sausages, roast chicken, grilled halibut, lobster salad and cheeses.