Cuvée des Chefs Blanc, Château de Piote

£18.50

Oak and amphora aged, complex white with depth and great length

The Aubrion family have run this small Right Bank estate since 1998, when Virginie Aubrion and her family took over the delapidated farmhouse and surrounding land. Indomitable and determined matriarch Virginie, has always been the winemaker here and now shares the work of running the estate with her son Corentin, with other family members chipping in as and when they can. Their aim has always been to return their home to its original state as a farm and their commitment to biodiversity is very much enhanced by their menagerie of sheep, pigs, chickens, horses, donkeys and ducks – their favourite Michele appearing on the labels of their Cuvée des Potes range.

Grapes are all organic, harvesting is by hand, fermentation begins using only the native grape yeasts and sulphite additions are minimal. Cold skin soaking before pressing, then fermentation at low temperatures on the lees with Colombard in ceramic amphoras and the Sémillon in 400 and 500 litre oak barrels. The oak barrels they use are over 7 years old and then get a further lease of life when they are later used to age their red wines. Incredibly concentrated, Semillon led, gastonomic wine – as the name suggests! Rich and savoury with cooked apple and the lift of acidity provided by the 30% Colombard.

Colour – White
Producer – Château de Piote
Country – France
Region – Bordeaux
Vegan – Yes
ABV – 13%
Grapes – Sémillon, Colombard
Vintage – 2022
Sustainability – Biodynamic
Female Winemaker – Yes
Food Pairings – Chicken, Salmon, Creamy sauces

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Local delivery

Local delivery is available within a 10 mile radius of the shop (NE8 2AJ) for a flat fee of £5. If you spend over £75, we will deliver for free.

We deliver Tuesday – Sunday. Order by 5pm for next day delivery, subject to stock availability. Need it faster? Order by 12pm for same day delivery, excluding Saturdays.

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