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Chateau Picque Caillou Blanc 2016

Chateau Picque Caillou Blanc 2016
Chateau Picque Caillou Blanc 2016

Chateau Picque Caillou Blanc 2016

This is a lovely estate, one of the last remaining properties in the Mérignac gravel area, lying next door to Haut Brion and Pape-Clément. The name Caillou refers to pebbles, reflecting the fact that this was once riverbed, when the river Garonne overflowed millions of years ago. The characteristic elegance and finesse of this wine is attributed to its free-draining, gravelly soil and subsoil. Sadly the quantities of white produced are tiny as the wine is lovely. The blend in 2016 is 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sémillon with 8 months on the lees in wood.

" There was a particularly high weighting towards the Sauvignon in this vintage, which owner Paulin Calvet had elected to do as he felt that Sauvignon was simply more successful. Pure white fruit on the nose, with a nicely viscous body, grapey with bright citrus and stonefruit. upbeat, lively and vibrant"

  • Sauvignon/Semillon
  • ABV 12.5%
  • Drink now / lay down
    2019 - 2027
  • Cork
  • Dry
  • Unknown

Region

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