Chablis, Burgundy, France
Vinous 93-95 points!
Gilbert Picq Chablis Vieilles Vignes is a beautiful white wine gem from this world-renowned appellation in Burgundy, showing off the natural beauty of the Chardonnay grape. The Domaine of Gilbert Picq et Ses Fils is one of the lovely, small, up-and-coming producers that dot the Chablisienne landscape. Located in the village of Chichée, just to the southeast of Chablis proper, the Picq family has cultivated its small parcels of vines for several generations, with father Gilbert now having handed over the reins to his two sons, Didier and Pascal, and his daughter Marilyn Picq. Vieilles Vignes is hand-harvested from three plots of vines that are all over 50 years old.
"The 2019 Chablis Vieilles Vignes comes from vines that will celebrate their 70th birthday next year. This is tighter on the nose compared to Picq's other cuvées, but comes with laser focus and tangible energy. The palate is beautifully balanced, delivering wonderful tension that electrifies the senses. So much nascent energy is coiled up in this Chablis, replete with a persistent saline finish. Magnifique!"-- Antonio Galloni-Vinous, 93-95 points!
Enjoy Picq Chablis Vieilles Vignes with grilled sausages, roast chicken, grilled halibut, lobster salad and cheeses.