Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin, 2016, Burgundy, France
£58.25 (inc VAT)
Gevrey-Chambertin: the King of Burgundy. This is regal and powerful.
While Chambolle-Musigny is considered the Queen of Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin is considered the King, because of the power these wines display. Allow this wine to develop, and you'll be able to taste animal notes like fur, and meats that have been cured in spices. This powerful wine spends 20-28 days in temperature-controlled conical oak vats and then 14-16 months in 20-30% new oak barrels.
Burgundian legends; the Bichot family settled in the region in 1350. The wine business was founded in 1831 by Bernard Bichot, and his son, Hippolyte Bichot, bought the first vines. Clearly deciding that they weren’t going to beat “Hippolyte Bichot” as a name, the next three generations were named Albert Bichot. Now sixth-generation scion Alberic Bichot runs the place with respect for traditions and an eye to the future. He compares himself to the "conductor of an orchestra, proud to bring people and their talents together.”
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