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2018 Domaine Pichot Coteau de la Biche Vouvray Sec

Vouvray, Loire Valley, FRANCE
$24. 99 Bottle
$299.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2020-2023)
ABV: 12%
Closure: Stelvin

Domaine Pichot is a 24Ha family estate in Vouvray on the right bank of the Loire, where vignerons dedicate their time to the cultivation of Chenin Blanc, locally coined ‘Pineau de la Loire’, to produce dry, sweet and sparkling whites. The Coteau de la Biche is the only vineyard of the estate, planted on silex layered over limestone slopes. It is the spot of choice to make dry whites of great class, displaying the richness of ripe Chenin with a minerality that can rival that of the grandest Chablis. The la Biche undergoes a combination of ferments in both stainless steel and 400 litre barrels.

Brilliant water like colour with a faint tinge of green around the edges. Lifted ripe pear, red apple and honeysuckle aromas mix with musk, subtle quince and spice. Juicy pear and ripe red apple flavours dominate the palate with honeysuckle, baked fruit and spice elements also present. Texturally rounded in the mouth it finishes with good freshness and a delicious aftertaste that shows impressive length.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Alc. 12%