I love mature Vouvray, you get such lovely honeyed tones but the wines still retain their stunning acid lines. Lap this up.
Wine: DOMAINE PICHOT Vouvray Sec 'Coteau De La Biche' 2014
Producer: Domaine Pichot
Region/Country: Vouvray, Loire Valley, France
Grape/s: Chenin Blanc
Production Method: Sustainable viticulture. Stainless steel fermentation with ageing in a mixture of stainless steel and oak.
Style: Classic Vouvray with lovely honeyed richness and ripe, tropical fruit profile allied with Chenin Blanc’s natural searing acidity.
The Pichot family is one of the oldest in Vouvray with origins as restaurateurs going back to 1739 later followed by the purchase of the superb Coteau de la Biche vineyards in 1770 establishing them as growers to help supply the restaurant. 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. The Pichot family also own most of the “premiere coteau” site of Le Marigny located just above the village opposite Clos du Bourg. These are quite simply regarded as being amongst the very best vineyard sites of the appellation.