Albert Pic Chablis Premier Cru

Chablis, France

Vintage: 2005 (Current)

Albert Pic Chablis Premier Cru 2005

Overview

Originally founded in 1755, Albert Pic is one of Chablis‘ oldest houses. In 1985 Baron Patrick de Ladoucette took control of the house and began making important changes. His experience in modernizing the Ladoucette cellars in Pouilly-sur -Loire inspired Baron Patrick to make similar changes at Albert Pic: thermo-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks, sodium lamps in the aging sheds to prevent the disagreeable taste produced by light, and many other improvements. These new installations have produced exceptional results, proving that one does not always have to use oak barrels to make top quality wines. The Pic 1er Chablis is produced from selected old vines of Chablis first growths, only in the best vintages. The wine is released only after a minimum of five years aging. As a tribute to the winery‘s long history, the 1er Chablis is presented in a reproduction of an old Albert Pic bottle.

Tasting Notes

Delicate and racy, with typical aromas of Chablis white flowers, acacia, and honey. Shows great elegance and finesse on the palate.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Soil Composition: Chalky

Average Vine Age: 35 to 40 years

Suggested Retail Price: $80.00