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2014 Domaine Pichot Vouvray sec Coteau de la Biche

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Is there a more classic Vouvray? The Pichot is surely up there as one of the icons, showing that wonderful vibrancy of Chenin Blanc fruit and a delicious careful richness. Simple, addictive white wine.

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The Pichot family is one of the oldest in Vouvray with origins as viticulturists and restaurateurs going back to 1739. Their vineyard holdings are located mostly at the top of the village in the prime “premiere coteau” sites of Le Mont, Haut Lieu and Le Marigny with other holdings scattered throughout the appellation. Harvesting is mostly done by hand and yields are kept low at an average 25 hl/ha. All vineyards are now farmed organically with grasses grown between the rows to reduce the uptake of moisture and vigour to the vines. Domaine Pichot is an amalgamation of the properties of the father (Jean-Claude) ‘Coteau de la Biche’ and the son (Christophe) ‘Peu de la Moriette’, hence the different labels bearing the name Pichot. The Pichot’s are well known for the brilliant quality of the stunning sweet wines, although their dry and demi-sec wines are also superb. Right across the range these are remarkable wines that will age effortlessly for decades (as vintages back to 1950’s very generously shared from the cellar have demonstrated) and will also provide great satisfaction from a young age.

2014 is a classic vintage for dry Vouvray yielding wines of perfume, finesse and lip-smacking freshness. Aromas of pear candied fruit and spice with hints of honey and that distinctive chalkiness that is so typical of great Vouvray. Fine, brilliantly focused flavours with exceptional texture and length with 7 grams residual sugar.

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2014 Domaine Pichot Vouvray sec Coteau de la Biche

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Wine Companion (2010 Vintage) says
'What's not to love about a wine that smells like baked apples, spice and lanolin? Not to mention under a screwcap, which means this wine may live as long as whoever buys it; generous and rich on the one hand, light and ethereal on the other; the eternal juxtaposition in one glass, and completely delicious for it.'
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