2020 Domaine Pichot Coteau de la Biche Vouvray Sec
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. 2020 was an exceptional vintage for Vouvray yielding wines of perfume, finesse and lip-smacking freshness.
Brilliant very pale straw colour with a faint glimmer of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Aromatics of red apple skin, pear and quince are expelled from the glass followed by hints of musk and wet slate. Mouthfilling pear, red apple and honeysuckle flavours show excellent intensity over a back drop of musk and quince. Plenty of textural volume finishing dry with brisk acidity and a long flavoursome aftertaste.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.