Albert Bichot Les Perrières, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, 2015, Burgundy, France
£92.50 (inc VAT)
Dried fruit, almond, and apricot. One of the most glorious representation of Chardonnay in the world.
Les Perrières Premier Cru is a single vineyard located equidistant between Montrachet to the south and the Meursault Charmes appellation to the north. The particularly stony (pierreuse) soil found there is what gave the vineyard its name.
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.”