Albert Bichot Cote de Beaune Villages 2016
A great value appellation, providing harmony through fresh fruit with forest undergrowth and a gentle finish
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Since 1831, The Bichot family has been at the forefront of Burgundy wines. Over the course of 6 generations, the house style has become more and more refined and distinct in elegance.With Albéric Bichot at the helm since 1996, the house has focused its future on quality, minimal intervention winemaking and organic farming. The embodiment of this approach resulted in their 6 domaines being fully organically certified since 2018, while receiving praise and awards on the quality of the wines.
This appellation gets its name from the fact that the grapes that go into its making come from the different villages in central Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune. The vines are planted on both hillsides and foothills in calcareous clay soil, facing east-southeast. These are all factors that favour good exposure to the sun and good soil drainage.
Soil – Calcareous clay
Grape Variety – 100% Pinot Noir
Vatting – Temperature-controlled conical oak vats, Vatting time: 20 to 28 days
Ageing – In oak barrels 100%, Ageing time: 14 to 16 months. Proportion of new barrels: 15% to 20%
Our Côte de Beaune Villages has a very slightly woody nose with a few smoked notes, fruity aromas of strawberry and redcurrant and a finish reminiscent of liquorice. Boasting very pleasing roundness, this wine is endowed with fine tannins and good structure. The finish is both harmonious and elegant.
Food Pairing – Ideal with red meats, small game and fine cheeses.
Serve between 14 and 16°C (57°F – 60°F). This wine may be enjoyed now or laid down for 3 to 5 years or more.