We enjoyed tasting Pablo Hocht’s first ever white wine vintage (2018) at the bio-dynamic tiny estate he runs just behind the village of Seguret - Domaine Creve-Coeur. Before he struck out on his own Pablo was employed by Louis Barruol at Saint-Cosme as his “Chef du Chai”- and there is more than a little inspiration I know from the Saint-Cosme white Cotes du Rhone/IGP that I like so much - in particular the magic ingredient of Picpoul. Pablo’s white is made at Cotes du Rhone Vilages Seguret level and was intended to be a Viognier/Marsanne/Picpoul blend but as a result of the pour yield of Marsanne last year it has ended up being a highly unusual ( possibly unique?) Viognier/Picpoul blend ( with just a dollop of Marsanne) - so a great combo of aromatics and fat from the Viognier with citrus zesty notes on the finish from the Picpoul. Felicitation Pablo…we like it!