Event

Saturday Tasting - Albert Bichot Wines!!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

 

Every weekend we have free tastings of wine and beer that give you a chance to explore the wide world!
Come in this weekend and visit with us!

Saturday afternoon, a time for chores and yard work and running to do all the things that have waited all week! Take a break!


Come by the shop and sample new wines and microbrews that will be certain to bring a smile to your face.


Just relax with friends and neighbors.


 

The Vineyard!
 

The first traces of the Bichot family date back to 1214. They settled in Burgundy in 1350, in their fief of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. The family’s coat of arms has not changed since nor has its symbol, a doe (biche).

In 1831, Bernard Bichot founded a wine trading business in his name in Monthélie. His son, Hippolyte, succeeded him and bought the first vines in Volnay, already convinced that upstream control was essential. His son, Albert Bichot, the first to bear the name, gave the family business new momentum in the late 19th century and settled in the centre of Beaune once and for all in 1912.

The second Albert Bichot, who was born in 1900, was a pioneer of international commerce. North America, Asia, Oceania… He travelled incessantly in order to introduce our wines, which were already recognized as being among the best, to wine lovers around the world.

In the second half of the 20th century, his four sons, Albert, Bernard, Bénigne and Jean-Marc, inherited this know-how. A new era of expansion began with the construction of a large ageing cellar, a new bottling centre and winery. Our wines were available in all of the world’s continents.

ALBÉRIC BICHOT, THE NEW GENERATION

 

After having gone off to discover the world, (from the Arctic to Adélie Land), Albéric Bichot joined the company in the early 90s and took over its management in 1996. Though he fully respects family traditions, he is completely focused on the future. He compares himself to the "conductor of an orchestra, proud to bring people and their talents together over a common project".

The challenges are numerous: converting to organic viticulture in the Côte-d'Or vineyards, on-going adaptation to new markets, increasing the prestige and exposure of Burgundy wines and much more.

Convinced that the quality of wine depends on the quality of the grapes, he has focused on developing the upstream control that was undertaken in the 1980s. He secured supplies, and began to expand our vinification capacity and the ageing cellars in 2010.

The company’s vineyards now total 6 estates that cover Burgundy from north to south.



The Wines!!

Cre´mant de Bourgogne Brut Re´serve $25.99

Tasting notes
Fine, even bubbles. The nose boasts notes of citrus (lime, pink grapefruit) and white blossoms which pave the way for vivacity and freshness on the palate. Clean and precise with beautiful length.


Food/wine pairing
Ideal for a festive aperitif match for the textures and flavours of seafood, fish (Scottish salmon cooked one side, for example), and poultry in cream sauce.

Serving and cellaring
Serve well chilled at 8-10°C - (46°F-50°F) Enjoy within 3 years.

Ma^con-Villages $15.99

This vineyard is located in the Ma^connais region, in southern Burgundy, which differs from northern Burgundy, particularly because of its less harsh climate, but also its vineyards, which cover the hills and valleys of more than 80 villages.

Food/wine pairing
Perfect match for shellfish, seafood and white meats in cream sauce as well as full-flavored cheeses.


Serving and cellaring
?May be enjoyed now or cellared 3-5 years.
53-57 F

 

Chablis Domaine Long-Depaquit $26.99

radius around the village of the same name. It was the monks of the Cistercian abbey of Pontigny who began growing vines in the region. Chablis is located at the south-eastern extremity of the Paris Basin. The grapes used to craft this Chablis at the Domaine Long-Depaquit estate come from a mosaic of terroirs, which lends remar- kable complexity to the wine.

Tasting notes
Very pure nose typical of Chablis (white flowers and flint) opening up to a palate that is an elegant combination of almond notes and lovely vivacity.

Food/wine pairing

Keep it classic with this Chablis! Pair it with seafood or shellfish order to appreciate its richness.

Serving and cellaring
?An easy drinking wine best enjoyed in the first 3-5 years.
Serve slightly more chilled than normal (47-52F)

Fleurie "La Madone" $29.99

Located at the northern edge of the Rho^ne department, bordering the Sa^one-et-Loire department, the Fleurie appel- lation is surrounded by Moulin-a`-Vent to the north, Morgon to the south and Chiroubles to the west. Also known as "Queen of Beaujolais", Fleurie’s wines are considered to be the most "feminine" of the Beaujolais appellation. Our vineyard plot lies at the foot of the historical chapel of the Madonna on the Montagne de Fleurie, after which the appellation was named. It is the one of the most reputed wines in the Beaujolais.

Tasting notes
The nose is floral and fruity, with scents of iris, carnation and raspberry along with a touch of nutmeg and discrete minerality. The palate is full and fleshy, fruity and precise boasting overall harmonious balance. The finish is long and flavourful with the same fruitiness as perceived on the nose.

Food/wine pairing
To fully appreciate the full fruitiness of this Fleurie, try it as an aperitif with cold cuts. When pairing it with food, red meat is a good choice.

Serving and cellaring
Serve at 14°C. (57°F)
This wine should be enjoyed within 5 years. However, for those who prefer more spicy wines it is possible to wait longer.

 Chorey-Les-Beaune $45.99

Located at the heart of the Co^te de Beaune, the commune of Chorey-Le`s-Beaune lies next to Savigny-Le`s-Beaune and Aloxe-Corton. The wines here are predominately red. The calcareous clay soil overlies an ancient stony allu- vial fan and is therefore very well drained.

Tasting notes
The nose features notes of toast, red fruit and jam, which with ageing move onto more musky and gamey notes of leather and spices. Full-bodied and velvety, this wine has lovely tannic structure that leads to a long, subtle finish.

Food/wine pairing
Ideal with finely prepared red meat dishes, feathered game or delicate cheeses.

Serving and cellaring

Serve between 14°C and 16°C. (57°F - 60°F)
This wine may be enjoyed now, or laid down for 2 to 4 years or more