Albert Bichot

Albert Bichot Vosne Romanée Domaine du Clos Frantin 2017 | 18

R1,495

In the heart of Burgundy, this Vosne-Romanée balances a complex, fragrant and lingering delight

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Producer

Albert Bichot

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2017

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

Burgundy

Critics Top Rating

92 points

Curated Selection

Organic & Biodynamic, Winter Warmers

Story

Story

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.

It is in this small village with 210 ha (518 acres) of vines located in the northern Côte de Nuits that the most renowned Burgundy reds such as Romanée-Conti and Richebourg are produced. Both the villages of Vosne-Romanée and Flagey-Echézeaux are authorized to use the Vosne-Romanée appellation. Our vines are located in the Damaudes and Maizières vineyards – an alliance between 2 opposed yet very complementary terroirs

Specifications

Specifications

Soil – Predominantly brown limestone. Parcel size: Plots totalling 1.0 ha (2.4 acres). Situation: Vosne and Flagey-Echezeaux. Damaudes and Maizières vineyards. Exposure: East. Average age of the vine: 30 to 40 years

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: 20% to 30%

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The nose of this Vosne-Romanée features tobacco, tea and mild notes of spice. The palate is velvety with silky tannins, lovely fullness and remarkable balance. The finish is long and aromatic.

Food Pairing – Try this Vosne-Romanée with red meat dishes, game in sauce and most cheeses.

Serve between 15 and 16°C. (59°F – 61°F). This wine may be laid down for 2 to 5 years or more.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

World of Fine Wines – 92 points


Inside Burgundy – 91 points

Clear bright colour, the nose is not in the fore-front of great Vosne-Romanée but the palate really shows everything a Vosne should have with fair density. Medium to long finish, attractive tannin/acid balance.


Wine Spectator – 90 points

This red shows a touch of gaminess, with woodsy elements to the cherry and currant flavors. Firmly structured, elegant and balanced. Fruit and spice notes linger on the fresh finish, revealing an emerging mineral hint. Best from 2021 through 2033. (Issue: Nov 15, 2019)


Jancis Robinson – 16.5/20

Rather straightforward aromatic range.Full body, rich red fruit, piquant spice. A ballerina with clogs on.

 

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