Chablis, Burgundy, France
Vinous 90-91 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.
"Mineral, smoke, graphite and hints of soil-inflected tones add striking shades of complexity to the rich, broad 2018 Chablis Dessus la Carrière. Notes of lemon confit and wild yellow flowers and a touch of tropical fruit open up in the glass, adding further dimensions of nuance." -- Antonio Galloni-Vinous, 90-91 points!
"He's happy with both the quality and quantity of the 2018 harvest, and I look forward to tasting those when they're in bottle. As I wrote last year, this small domaine located in the sleepy village of Chichée is one of Chablis's finest, a source of concentrated and incisive Chablis that are well worth seeking out."-William Kelley, Wine Advocate
Enjoy Picq Chablis Dessus la Carriere with grilled sausages, roast chicken, grilled halibut, lobster salad and cheeses