Gilbert Picq

Brothers Didier and Pascal Picq took over the domaine from their father in 1976, producing typically mineral, elegant and pure Chablis with a depth and age-worthiness that comes from their precise and strict winemaking.

Nestled in the commune of Chichee, their hillside vineyards stretch across 32-acres, including the two premier crus of Vosgros and Vaucoupin. Soils vary from marl limestone in Vosgros, to Kimmeridgian limestone in Vaucoupin.

All fermentations and ageing occur in steel vats. No oak is used, new or old, in order to preserve the purity of the chardonnay fruit. With the 2006 vintage, the winery took a new direction. Native yeasts were experimented with instead of industrial yeast, and while the brothers’ despaired at the slow fermentation at the time, the resulting depth and textures made it all worthwhile. Now, natural yeasts are the norm and only a light filtration takes place before bottling.

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