Gilbert Picq Chablis Dessus La Carriere (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018  Front Label
Gilbert Picq Chablis Dessus La Carriere (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018  Front LabelGilbert Picq Chablis Dessus La Carriere (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018  Front Bottle Shot

Gilbert Picq Chablis Dessus La Carriere (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018

  • BH92
  • V91
1500ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $79.99
Try the
79 99
79 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Thu, Sep 23
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
1500ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The name translates as "over the quarry," for the two parcels that are reserved for this wine grow above an old quarry in a bed of pure Kimmeridgian limestone, essentially one mammoth roche mère, or bedrock. Both parcels were planted in the 1970s, one with a clone, the other with a sélection massale, and the two cover just under five acres of ground. The layer of topsoil is so thin here that there is a dead zone where nothing grows in the center of the parcels. These two parcels are always the first to be harvested by the Picqs, and the last to be bottled.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
BH 92
Burghound.com
A cool, pretty and relatively elegant nose reflects notes of quinine, citrus and iodine. Once again there is excellent density to the appealingly textured and vibrant middle weight flavors that possess plenty of minerality on the bitter lemon, focused and sneaky long finish. This is a very fine villages and worth your interest.
Barrel Sample: 89-92
V 91
Vinous
The 2018 Chablis "Dessus La Carrière" was bottled in May 2020. Perhaps because of that recent bottling, I found the nose recalcitrant and closed despite aeration. The palate shows the potential: fine weight and depth, rich and earthy in style, with touches of curry leaf toward the persistent finish. Give this 2–3 years in bottle for the aromatics to open.
View More
Gilbert Picq

Gilbert Picq

View all products
Gilbert Picq, France
Gilbert Picq's children Didier, Pascal and Marilyn manage this renowned Chablisien domaine in the tiny village of Chichée. Indigenous yeast fermentations and ageing in stainless steel tanks protect the underlying expressions of terroir. Picq is a classic case of how truly amazing wines can be made from more humble vineyards when given the utmost attention at every step. The family is gifted in old vines at the Villages and Premier Cru levels, and they hope to someday obtain vines within a Grand Cru vineyard. Up and down the hieracrchy, the Picq style displays the inimitable expression of minerality that Chardonnay translates in the limestone-laden vineyards of the Yonne Valley, coupled with racy acidity and fine depth that comes with low yields, and meticulous viticulture and winemaking.
Image for Chablis Burgundy, France content section

Chablis

Burgundy, France

View all products

The source of the most racy, light and tactile, yet uniquely complex Chardonnay, Chablis, while considered part of Burgundy, actually reaches far past the most northern stretch of the Côte d’Or proper. Its vineyards cover hillsides surrounding the small village of Chablis about 100 miles north of Dijon, making it actually closer to Champagne than to Burgundy. Champagne and Chablis have a unique soil type in common called Kimmeridgian, which isn’t found anywhere else in the world except southern England. A 180 million year-old geologic formation of decomposed clay and limestone, containing tiny fossilized oyster shells, spans from the Dorset village of Kimmeridge in southern England all the way down through Champagne, and to the soils of Chablis. This soil type produces wines full of structure, austerity, minerality, salinity and finesse.

Chablis Grands Crus vineyards are all located at ideal elevations and exposition on the acclaimed Kimmeridgian soil, an ancient clay-limestone soil that lends intensity and finesse to its wines. The vineyards outside of Grands Crus are Premiers Crus, and outlying from those is Petit Chablis. Chablis Grand Cru, as well as most Premier Cru Chablis, can age for many years.

Image for Chardonnay content section
View all products

One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

VFNPI18DCM_2018 Item# 767892

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...