The Pic 1er Chablis, perhaps not the best bottle of the denomination, is a wine that the old pioneers in the wine trade could not have been exempt from drinking at least once. Imported to Italy from the beginning by Baron Amerigo Sagna company, established in 1928, this wine was one of the first bottles to which, in the not too distant past, the young wine-lover, in the mood for expenses, approached to get acquainted to French white wines.
Born in the oldest Maison of Chablis still in business today, the wine was originally conceived, by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, as a special cuvée, produced only in the best vintages. The “recipe”, since 1755, consists in the assembly of the best estate parcels, both 1er Cru and Grand Cru, with the attention paid to absolute quality rather than appellation itself (although this operation involves the downgrading of the wine to “simple” 1er Cru). The vinification style provides for a fermentation in steel and cement tanks, followed by aging and refining exclusively in bottle, to preserve as much as possible its freshness.
The straw yellow with golden reflections 2002 vintage has scents of white flowers and peach syrup, pineapple and grapefruit, toffee and silica, burnt shell and smoked caramel. In the mouth it has a good structure, with a still important tactile glycerin, despite the aging, and a good freshness, that favors abundant salivation and preludes to an interminable iodine closure.
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