Domaine Gilbert Picq et ses Fils | Chablis, France
Domaine Gilbert Picq et ses Fils are based in the hamlet of Chichée, just 3km south of Chablis, and have been an established name in the region for several generations. This is truly a family domaine; Didier Picq is in charge of winemaking, while his brother Pascal looks after the vineyards and daughter Marilyn looks after the commercial side in the office. Their father, Gilbert, has now retired with his two sons at the reins of the wine production.
The wines are both fermented and aged in stainless steel. The result is opulent, generously flavoured Chablis, with notes of honey, citrus fruits, and white pepper, which can be appreciated in its youth. The exception is Vaucoupin which has a steel concentration requiring some age to bring out its full potential. The fully, juicy structured Vieilles Vignes cuvée is hand-harvested.