Pichot Vouvray Sec Coteau de La Biche 2018

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
The Pichot family is one of the oldest in Vouvray with origins as restaurateurs going back to 1739. Their vineyard holdings are mostly located all at the top of the village with the largest holding which makes up their classic Coteau de la Biche in the prime Vallee de Nouys which is perfectly sited for making drier styles of wine and faces south-east.

All vineyards are farmed organically with grasses grown between the rows to reduce the uptake of moisture and vigour to the vines. Vinification in stainless steel tanks at low temperature with a small amount in used oak barrels for the still wines, 10% aged barrels for sec and aged on fine lees for 6 months before bottling using tangential filtration.

This wine comes from vines situated just above the family house and winery in the prime south-east facing Vallee de Nouys. Vinified in stainless steel with about 10% of this cuvee being aged in older 400 litre barrels. This 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 this shows the tension typical of great dry Vouvray. PWS