Albert Bichot 2016 - Chablis Grand Cru "Les Vaudésirs" - Domaine Long-Depaquit 750 ml.
Subregion: Chablis Grand Cru
Size: 750 ml.
Domaines Albert Bichot is a leading family-owned and -run negociant house and estate owner in Burgundy, formed in 1831 and now based in the town of Beaune. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties are unsurprisingly the main focus; the company also produces red wines from the Gamay grape in Beaujolais to the south. The company owns more than 100 hectares (247 acres) of sustainably farmed vineyards, divided among six estates. Domaine du Pavillon in Pommard includes the Corton Grand Cru Monopole Clos des Maréchaudes, while the flagship wine of Domaine du Clos-Frantin – based in Nuits-Saints-Georges – is a Vosne Romanée Premier Cru Aux Malconsorts. The Château-Gris, also in Nuits-Saint-Georges, possesses two monopoles (vineyards with a single owner); a red Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru and a village-level white, "Les Terrasses". North of the Côte d'Or, in Chablis, Château Long-Depaquit controls the Grand Cru Monopole La Moutone. Domaine Adélie in Mercurey and Domaine de Rochegrès in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation of Beaujolais are the most recent acquisitions. Grapes are also sourced from a network of long-term partner growers, who farm to strict standards on grape health, yield and quality consistent with the practice in estate vineyards. The Colbert winery in Beaune is devoted to all the regional wines (e.g. Bourgogne Pinot Noir), white wines (with the exception of Chablis) and some red village-level wines.