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Albert Bichot Corton Grand Cru Clos Des Marechaudes 2016

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Winemaker Notes

This Corton Grand Cru Clos des Maréchaudes features well-balanced notes of vanilla and toast on the nose with nuances of raspberry. Starts off very round, rich and powerful, a harmonious combination of richness and the finesse of the terroir. The tannins are dense, mature and round. Very nice volume and length on the palate.

Serve with red meats and game, dishes prepared with wine, and delicate cheeses.

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TA 95
Tim Atkin

The soils are very poor and bony in this upper part of the Les Maréchaudes climat, producing a wine that is muscular, concentrated and savoury, with classically meaty, savoury Corton flavours, rich black cherry and blueberry fruit and a long, refreshing finish. 2024-32.

WS 94
Wine Spectator
Graced with black cherry, blackberry, spice and earth flavors, this red is exuberant and intense. A healthy dose of oak adds to the structure and spicy character. Finishes long and is built to age. Best from 2023 through 2043.
JS 93
James Suckling
Quite minerally with flinty, stony accents, as well as bright cherries, raspberries, wild forest notes and hints of pastry. The palate has a very fine texture and a firm, long shape. Really fresh cherries here. Good depth and salient acidity, too. Try from 2022.
Range: 92-93
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Corton Clos des Maréchaudes Grand Cru, released under the "Domaine du Pavillon" label, includes 40% whole-bunch fruit and is matured in 40% new oak. It has a tightly wound bouquet at first, one that gradually unfurls to reveal a mixture of red and black fruit, a subtle marine influence (seaweed and oyster shells) emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, a pinch of white pepper on the entry, robust tannin, maybe missing some complexity toward the finish but there is good substance here. Give this two or three years in bottle.
Range: 90-92
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Since 1350, the Bichot family has called Burgundy home. But, it was in 1831 that Bernard Bichot founded a merchant house bearing his name in Monthélie, a couple of kilometers south of Beaune. At the end of the 19th century, his grandson Albert Bichot took the family business into a new direction and created the winery, Maison Albert Bichot as we know it. The family heritage has been perpetuated from father to son since then. The family crest, consisting of a deer and antlers, has been synonymous with the winery since its inception.

Since 1996, Albéric Bichot has represented the 6th generation managing the winery. The winery’s mission is to utilize the best fruit possible to create the best wine and best expression of terroir. In the constant pursuit of accomplishing this mission, Albert Bichot has acquired 250 acres of vineyards in the most reputed growing areas throughout Burgundy. In addition to this expertise as a wine-grower, Albert Bichot carefully sources grapes with an extremely hands-on approach, in order to vinify many of its regional and village wines, enabling them to supply high quality wines with continuity. For these grapes sourced from our partner growers, quality, and a close partnership, are of the utmost importance.  

Albert Bichot owns 6 Domaines set at the heart of 5 great vinicultural regions that make up Burgundy: Chablis, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Cote Chalonnaise, and Beaujolais. Each estate consists of vineyards cultivated with sustainable practices, as well as facilities, cellars and dedicated winemaking teams devoted to wines of that Domaine and region.

The 6 estates include: 

  • Domaine Long-Depaquit in Chablis 
  • Chateau Gris in the Cote de Nuits (Nuits-St.-Georges)
  • Domaine du Clos-Frantin in the Cote de Nuits (Nuits-St.-Georges)
  • Domaine du Pavillon in the Cote de Beaune (Pommard)
  • Domaine Adelie in the Cote Chalonnaise (Mercurey)
  • Domaine du Rochegres in Beaujolais (Moulin-à-Vent)
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Celebrated as some of the best wine in the universe, red wine from Burgundy, otherwise known as red Burgundy, is Pinot noir. In fact Burgundy is the birthplace of Pinot noir and the source of the planet’s most sensual, delicate, valuable and sought-after Pinot noir wines.

Understanding and enjoying red Burgundy can stay simple, with a basic knowledge of its subregions, become more intricate by dialing down to the villages and vineyards or become a life-long passion, exploring climats (plots of vines), vintages and the post French Revolution land ownership laws. In any case, a fine red Burgundy will display refined nuances of black currant, red fruit, earth, spice, alluring floral aromatics and have great elegance, complexity and longevity.

Most famous, praised and collected of Burgunday are those from the Côte d'Or. Hundreds of millions of years ago, the area now called Côte d'Or was under a warm ocean whose sea floor has, over time, shifted and decomposed into various layers of limestone, sandstone and clay interspersed with ancient fossilized sea creatures. This is what is referred to as the famous escarpment upon which all of the highly sought-after Grands Crus and Premiers Crus vineyards can be found. In other words, from north to south, the best vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée, Flagey-Echezeaux, Nuits-St-Georges, Aloxe-Corton, Pommard and Volnay follow the path of this ancient sea bed.

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