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Bottle Price $161.99
Year 2014
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France

Product Code: 3103715

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RATINGS: 94pts Wine Advocate

Since 1350, the Bichot family has made Burgundy its home. Their emblem is a deer and the family only became attached to vines and wines during the 19th century. In 1831, Bernard Bichot founded a merchant house bearing his name in Monthlie, a couple of kilometres south of Beaune. At the end of the 19th century, his grand son Albert Bichot brought new impulsion to the business and definitively installed its headquarters in Beaune. The family heritage has been perpetuated from father to son since then.

Since 1996, Albric Bichot represents the 6th generation managing the company. Guarantor of the family tradition, he is driving the House towards its latest challenges and is adapting it to changing markets and consumer demand. Under his momentum, an upstream quality control strategy was developed at the beginning of the 1980s. In the logic of getting the best fruit to create the best wine and best express terroir, Albert Bichot has acquired vineyards in the most reputed growing areas. In addition to this expertise as a wine grower, Albert Bichot carefully sources grapes in order to vinify and age its "ngoce" wines and therefore control quality as far as possible. To each "sub region" corresponds a "Domaine" which refers to not only owned vineyards but also to a standalone structure dedicated to wines of the area including viticulture and vinification teams and facilities (equipment, cellars)

Albert Bichot owns four estates set at the heart of four great viticultural regions that make up Burgundy: Chablis, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune and Cote Chalonnaise. Each estate consists of vineyards cultivated with sustainable practices, as well as facilities and teams devoted to the making and aging or the region's wines.

TASTING NOTES: Wine Advocate 92 94 points The 2014 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (Domaine du Pavillon) was not picked until the last moment to obtain the ripeness. It has a well defined bouquet with citrus peel, a touch of brioche and orange blossom, quite precise but it needs bottle age to develop intensity. The palate is fresh on the entry, quite rounded in the mouth, better concentration here than many of its peers with a rounded, lightly honeyed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a very fine Corton Charlemagne from Bichot with more potential than many others that I tasted..Neal Martin, December/2015
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