Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes de Chardonnay 2012 - Albert Bichot


Old Chardonnay vines give this wine more taste and complexity you would expect for a simple Bourgogne appellation. It shows mainly aromas of citrus and hints of peach, making it an easy yet delicious white. It is strongly advised to have a couple of bottles at all times in your fridge!

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Old Chardonnay vines give this wine more taste and complexity you would expect for a simple Bourgogne appellation. It shows mainly aromas of citrus and hints of peach, making it an easy yet delicious white. It is strongly advised to have a couple of bottles at all times in your fridge!
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainAlbert BichotEyeYellow robe with white gold reflections
Vintage2012Nose White flowers and citrus followed by honey and dried fruit notes
AppellationBourgogneMouthWell-balanced, mixing vivacity and roundness. Aromas of grass and a bit of sweet lemon
AreaBurgundyDrink fromNow
ColourWhiteDrink before2014
GrapesChardonnay (100%)Open Open and drink
TypeDryDrinking temperature12°C
    
Food pairing
Pair it with seafood, fish cooked in sauce or simply-prepared white meats. Trout or salmon with asparagus, chicken in white wine sauce are some good match
 
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 White Wine Maker of the year 2011
Bettane & Dessauve: 3* (High quality production)
Robert Parker: 2* (Good)
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilClay-and-limestone soils
Age of vines25 to 30 years old
HarvestManual
MaturingStainless steel vats (80%) oak barrels (20%) 
Ageing8 to 12 months
BottledOctober 2013
Alcohol13%

 

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Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes de Chardonnay 2012 - Albert Bichot

Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes de Chardonnay 2012 - Albert Bichot

Old Chardonnay vines give this wine more taste and complexity you would expect for a simple Bourgogne appellation. It shows mainly aromas of citrus and hints of peach, making it an easy yet delicious white. It is strongly advised to have a couple of bottles at all times in your fridge!