Albert Bichot Pommard Les Rugiens Premier Cru Domaine du Pavillon 2016  Front Label
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Albert Bichot Pommard Les Rugiens Premier Cru Domaine du Pavillon 2016

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Winemaker Notes

This Pommard 1er Cru "The Rugiens" has a beautiful deep ruby ??color with raspberry nuances. His nose is powerful and fine at the same time, with a dominant of red fruits, followed by a woody-smoked very melted. With a good length in the mouth, this wine presents a lot of density, and racy tannins.

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BH 93
Burghound.com
Here there is no reductive funk as the pretty, airy and cool aromas are comprised by relatively high-toned nose of red currant, floral, herbal tea and a wisp of dark cherry. I very much like the energetic and moderately refined mouth feel of the muscular and intensely mineral-driven medium weight plus flavors that deliver excellent length on the youthfully austere and built-to-age finale. Good stuff though patience required.
Barrel Sample: 91-93
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens (Domaine du Pavillon), released under the Domaine du Pavillon label by Albert Bichot, includes 40% whole-bunch fruit and 40% new oak. It has a clean and pure bouquet with wild strawberry, raspberry preserve and redcurrant aromas, the oak nicely integrated and gaining vigor in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a juicy entry, harmonious and pure with well-judged acidity and a sense of energy conveyed by the finish. Excellent.
Barrel Sample: 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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Representing some of the darkest, deepest and sturdiest Pinot Noir of Burgundy, Pommard is one of the two villages in Côte de Beaune—along with Volnay—that is recognized for its impressive Pinot Noir. While it can’t boast any Grands Crus vineyards, its extraordinary Premiers Crus vineyards are aplenty.

Les Pézerolles, Les Épenots, Clos des Épeneaux, Les Chanlins, Les Jarolières, Les Fremiers and particularly Les Rugiens are among the most outstanding Premiers Crus.

The best Pommards will be concentrated in flavors such as black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate, have dazzling aromas of violets, menthol or wild herbs and a firm and powerful finish. They typically demand some time in the bottle to reach their peak.

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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