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LAST DAY FOR GUARANTEED DELIVERY MIDDAY THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER
LAST DAY FOR GUARANTEED DELIVERY MIDDAY THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER

Vouvray Moelleux Le Marigny 2016, Domaine Pichot

Original price £22.25 - Original price £22.25
Original price
£22.25
£22.25 - £22.25
Current price £22.25
The word Moelleux here means sweet. This wine has a rich, caramel/honeyed concentration pervasively underscored by a mouth-freshening acidity. Pair with subtle sweet puddings or, for something more savoury, a ripe blue cheese like Roquefort. This can be drunk now but, if properly cellared, will improve!

Jean-Claude Pichot, and his son, Christophe, have been supplying us with Vouvrays since the early 1980’s and our original belief that this is one of the finest estates in the central Loire is now widely accepted. For tax purposes, the domaine has been split up between father and son, with Christophe using the name of Domaine du Côteau de la Biche, although all the wines are the same, appearing on different labels at different times of the year!

The Pichots’ run of recent vintages has produced a wonderful collection of dry, demi-sec and sweet wines. This is the longest established estate in Vouvray (est. 1739) and their current reputation has been built on their obsessively low yields and rigorous triages during the harvest. Robert Parker recently wrote that “these wines represent uncommonly natural expressions of both Chenin Blanc and terroir”. These are totally authentic products of great class, character and individuality.