100% Sauvignon Blanc
Picard's Sancerre Blanc comes from the magnificent clay-limestone, south-facing slopes of the Grand-Chemarin and Coteaux de Marloup vineyards from vines 30 years and older (yields around 55hl/ha). Picard has planted Sauvignon Blanc clones that produce small berries of aromatic intensity.
The grapes are hand-picked, pressed gently (whole clusters, which helps drain and extract the juice), then cold racked (debourbage a froid). The wine is fermented very slowly with 70% natural yeast and aged sur lies during a minimum of 4 months. The goal is to maintain the bright aromatics and freshness of the lively Sauvignon Blanc fruit.
Picard's Sancerre represents the pinnacle of stainless-steel fermented Sauvignon Blanc. Pale-gold in color, the best Sauvignon Blancs have a fresh grass, minerally bouquet, full-bodied on the palate with a clean, refreshing finish. Never exaggerated or overblown, this wine's elegance and balance make it an ideal match for a range of white meat and fish dishes. 5835 cases average.
|The Picard family’s wines reflect the passion, thoroughness and enjoyment they have put into their work for several generations: a pioneering grandfather; a father, Michel, who, as a youngster, was introduced to the products of the Burgundy terroir, an entrepreneur who played a major role in the winery’s development; Francine and Gabriel, who are now responsible for the future of an outstanding winemaking heritage.
The family owns parcels of vines in the communes of Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, Corton, Mercurey, Givry, Rully and Montagny, working a total of 135 hectares of vines on 5 estates and using environmentally-friendly methods.
This is where the story of the 3rd generation begins. We’ll let you taste it!