Affordable and still excellent! Albert Bichot is proving with this nice and fruity Pinot Noir that a bottle can be entry level and still be a good red wine. Well made and well balanced, it is the typical good value red for you daily meals.
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|Affordable and still excellent! Albert Bichot is proving with this nice and fruity Pinot Noir that a bottle can be entry level and still be a good red wine. Well made and well balanced, it is the typical good value red for you daily meals.|
|Wine Characteristics||Tasting and cellaring|
|Domain||Albert Bichot||Eye||Deep ruby red robe|
|Vintage||2012||Nose||Fruit-dominating aromas of blackcurrant and wild red fruit|
|Appellation||Bourgogne||Mouth||Velvety and silky with a soft and well-balanced structure which|
|Area||Burgundy||leads on to a delicate red fruit-flavoured finish|
|Grapes||Pinot Noir (100%)||Drink before||2018|
|Type||Dry||Open||1 hour before|
|Roasted or grilled meats, poultry, vegetables and mild cheese such as Brie or Tomme de Savoie. It will go perfectly well with a sauté of lamb with spices or with a courgette gratin.|
|A word about the domain|
It all started in 1831 when Bernard Bichot founded a small wine brokerage house in Burgundy. The family story grew over the years and passed on to 6 generation
up to Alberic Bichot, the latest heir who manages the house today. The house is organised around 4 domains in Chablis, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits and Côte Chalonnaise, plus several partner vineyards that provide the grape for the “négoce” wines. In a nutshell, Albert Bichot is a house that treats all wines as if there were Grand Crus and produces excellent wines in all categories. Best Red Wine Maker of the year in 2004, Best White Wine Maker of the year in 2011… and many more distinctions for this great house.
|What experts say|
|About the domain|
International Wine Challenge: Best Red Wine Maker of the year 2004
Bettane & Dessauve: 3* (High quality production)
Robert Parker: 2* (Good)
About the wine
Jancis Robinson: 16 (22 Jan 2014 by JH)
"The only 2012 Bichot red that is already bottled. Bought-in grapes. Gentle red fruit, hint of caramel sweetness. Then much more savoury on the palate. Dry, darker fruited than the aroma. Quite firm tannins but rounded. (JH)"
|And finally for the wine geeks…|
|Age of vines||20 years old|
|Maturing||Oak barrels and stainless steel vats|
|Ageing||8 to 10 months|