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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Albert Bichot Chablis Grand Cru Les Vaudesirs 2005
Albert Bichot Chablis Grand Cru Les Vaudesirs 2005
(search item no. 107953)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $45.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Burghound.com rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautiful golden robe with very bright green reflections, it welcomes us with a citrus and delicate floral (lily of the valley, camomile) nose. The mouth has the vintage's tension, with a pleasant moderate acidity which makes this wine a typical representation of a Chablis Grand Cru: mineral and intense.

Serving suggestions: To echo the precise nature of this Grand Cru and its high rank, the best accompaniments should be those in which the noblest of ingredients are used with a dose of audacity and a touch of freshness. Dare to go for spring asparagus with whipped mayonnaise or a courgette mousse with fresh goat's cheese and lemon thyme.

Serving and keeping Serve between 11 and 13°C (52°F - 55°F). Laying: drink whilst young or lie for about 15 years to develop its tertiary aromatic characteristics (hints of woodland and mushrooms) and to heighten its minerality.

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About Albert Bichot:

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 Monthélie, 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, Albéric 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 “négoce” 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.

Under the direction of Alain Serveau, cheif winemaker, our teams include vineyard managers who oversee viticulture and cellar masters who supervise vinification and aging.

The four estates are:
Chateau Long-Depaquit-Chablis
Domaine du Clos-Frantin-Nuits Saint Georges
Domaine du Pavillon-Pommard
Domaine Adelie-Mercurey.