Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Vaucoupin Chablis Premier Cru, France, 2017

Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Vaucoupin Chablis Premier Cru, France, 2017

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Overview of the Wine
Since 1350, the Bichot family has called Burgundy home. But, it was in 1831 that Bernard Bichot founded a merchant house bearing his name in Monthélie, a couple of kilometers south of Beaune. At the end of the 19th century, his grandson Albert Bichot took the family business into a new direction and created the winery, Maison Albert Bichot as we know it. The family heritage has been perpetuated from father to son since then. The family crest, consisting of a deer and antlers, has been synonymous with the winery since its inception.

Since 1996, Albéric Bichot has represented the 6th generation managing the winery. The winery’s mission is to utilize the best fruit possible to create the best wine and best expression of terroir. In the constant pursuit of accomplishing this mission, Albert Bichot has acquired 250 acres of vineyards in the most reputed growing areas throughout Burgundy. In addition to this expertise as a wine-grower, Albert Bichot carefully sources grapes with an extremely hands-on approach, in order to vinify many of its regional and village wines, enabling them to supply high quality wines with continuity. For these grapes sourced from our partner growers, quality, and a close partnership, are of the utmost importance.

Albert Bichot owns 6 Domaines set at the heart of 5 great vinicultural regions that make up Burgundy: Chablis, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Cote Chalonnaise, and Beaujolais. Each estate consists of vineyards cultivated with sustainable practices, as well as facilities, cellars and dedicated winemaking teams devoted to wines of that Domaine and region.

The 6 estates include:

Domaine Long-Depaquit in Chablis
Chateau Gris in the Cote de Nuits (Nuits-St.-Georges)
Domaine du Clos-Frantin in the Cote de Nuits (Nuits-St.-Georges)
Domaine du Pavillon in the Cote de Beaune (Pommard)
Domaine Adelie in the Cote Chalonnaise (Mercurey)
Domaine du Rochegres in Beaujolais (Moulin-à-Vent)

Grape / Blend
Chardonnay

Origin
Burgundy, France

Tasting Notes
This wine features an expressive, rather powerful nose that is predominantly mineral. Milk caramel notes combine with elegant, refined nuances of oak. A hint of sucrosity on the palate with flavours of candied fruit, apricot, and quince. This beautiful, full-bodied wine finishes on a generous, slightly acidic note.

The varied and sustained aromatic pallet of this great wine allows a double vocation. As an aperitif or for a convivial meal. It will pair well with seafood, scallops, fish and white meats.

93 - James Suckling
The grilled-lemon and spiced peach-pastry aromas are super fresh. The palate has a very sleek and attractively fleshy core of peaches and lemons with a smoothly delivered palate that offers so much flavor. Drink over the next five years.

91 - Wine Spectator
This is lean and tight, with lemon, apple and light earth and stone flavors. Not flashy, but persists on the long finish. Drink now through 2024.


Product size: 750ml

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