Albert Bichot Meursault ‘Clos du Cromin’ 2016
From an old quarry vineyard, the Clos du Cromin adds a beautiful minerality and freshness to the power of Meursault
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Formal Entertainment, Indulgence
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Bin Ends, Organic & Biodynamic
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.
Located at the heart of Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune, Meursault is one of the region’s best known and most famous villages as it is considered to be the capital of Burgundy’s great white wines. Images of the town hall’s multi-coloured tiled roof are famous all over the world. This “Clos du Cromin” is located to the northeast of the village, neighbouring “Les Santenots”. The stone walls of the vineyard and the Burgundian origin of the name “Cro” attest to the presence of quarries that existed here a long time ago.
Soil – Calcareous clay with white marls
Grape Variety – 100% Chardonnay
Vatting – Oak barrels (15% to 25% new oak), Vatting time: 6 weeks to 2 months
Ageing – In oak barrels 100%, Ageing time: 14 to 16 months. Proportion of new barrels: 15%
The nose is very airy at first, fresh and slightly smoky. This is followed by elegant white floral scents with balsamic notes. The palate is pleasantly refreshing with minerality shrouded in well-balanced sweetness. The finish is long, refreshing and full of flavour.
Ideal with fine fish and seafood, this wine is also a good match for white meats, poultry in sauce and full-flavoured cheeses.
Serving and keeping
Serve between 12 and 14°C. (53°F – 57°F)
This wine is ready to drink though it may be laid down for 3 to 5 years.