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Albert Bichot

Horizon de Bichot Chardonnay 2019

Original price was: R235.Current price is: R175.

New Horizons for Chardonnay in Limoux by Burgundian producer Albert Bichot, delivering a pleasurable, fresh and versatile wine

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Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Bin Ends, Organic & Biodynamic, Summer Wines

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Producer

Albert Bichot

Product Type

White Wine

Vintage

2019

Wine Group

Value

Wine Occasion

Everyday, Casual Entertainment

Wine Region

Other French Regions

Story

Story

As early as 1831, Albert Bichot, a visionary and an explorer, traveled the world to introduce his great Burgundies to wine lovers. To perpetuate this pioneering spirit, they set out in search of new horizons. This quest led them to Limoux in the South of France, a region that they chose for its unique diversity: 4 Terroirs with different yet complementary Climates.

  • Oceanic Terroir : ELEGANCE – Alternating wet and dry periods, giving Vivacity and salinity
  • Mediterranean Terroir : POWER –  Hot climate with high levels of humidity providing Richness and intensity
  • Autan Terroir : GENEROSITY – Hot continental climate growing Fullness and opulence on the palate
  • Upper Valley Terroir : SUBTILITY – The coolest and latest-ripening terroir with low yields enables Harmony, concentration, roundness and acidity

 

Specifications

Specifications

As renowned winemakers and experts in Burgundy for six generations, we have put all of our Know-How into taking the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from the Limoux region in Southern France to new heights.

These two wines are vinified with passion at the Horizon winery, located in Gardie, not far from Carcassonne. Above and beyond the Harmony we were seeking in these wines, the innovative alliance of these four terroirs holds the promise of infinite Freedom of expression and an always Pleasurable tasting experience.

Technical Notes: Vin de France
• 100% Chardonnay
• Calcareous clay soil
• Partly fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and in oak barrels (10 – 20%)
• Stirring of the lees, Malolactic fermentation is encouraged
• Aged on the lees for 6 to 9 months in traditional Burgundian barrels

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Brilliant yellow in colour, the nose opens up to aromas of white flowers and citrus zest, enhanced by notes of vineyard peach and hazelnut. The palate features flavours of fresh almonds and grapefruit, complemented by nuances of lily and vanilla on the finish. Energy and vivacity balance this rich wine with its iodine hints .

This wine is best enjoyed now, but it may be cellared for up to two years. We enjoyed it paired with skewered  marinated shrimp

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