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Thomas Pico Vin de France
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Thomas Pico Vin de France NV

FranceWhen organic winegrower / vintner Thomas Pico lost 80 percent of his crop to the 2016 frosts in Chablis, his "friends of friends of friends" more fortunate, from further south in Limoux, helped him out by providing him with grapes so he could still make a wine, and hopefully, a living. The result is this Vin de France, a blend of 70 chardonnay, 7 chenin, 3 clairette blanche, donated by friends of friends of friends from the south of France. Pico picked earlier than these Limoux mates, enabling him to press the juice there before shipping up to his cave in Chablis where it was aged and bottled the following spring. This creamy, medium-bodied form carries some downy meadow herbs, white florals, and white peaches, with a dusty bitter lemon swing on the shorter finish. A lovely collab. 40000 bottles made.Tasted: 27 May 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 private wine shops Producer: Thomas PicoDistributors: Sedimentary Wines
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 195324