Albert Bichot Saint Romain 2016
An elegant, full-bodied yet fresh and supple wine, delivering great value appellation to its prestigious neighbours
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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.
The village of Saint Romain is located in the central part of the Côte de Beaune at the bottom of a valley surrounded by spectacular cliffs at the level of Meursault. The higher altitude generally results in a later harvest.
Soil – Brown marly limestone
Grape Variety – 100% Chardonnay
Vatting – Oak barrels (10% to 20% new oak), Vatting time: 6 weeks to 2 months
Ageing – In oak barrels 100%, Ageing time: 14 to 16 months. Proportion of new barrels: 10% to 15%
Fine and elegant, the nose is fruity with notes of elderberry and citrus peel against a mineral backdrop. Full-bodied with discrete oak, this supple, fleshy wine offers pleasing balance and a very delectable finish.
Food pairing – Saint Romain goes well with fish, shellfish and white meats, poultry in sauce and full-flavoured cheeses.
Serve between 12 and 14°C. (53°F – 57°F), May be enjoyed now or cellared for 3 to 5 years or more.