Spectator Wine Club - Maison Albert Bichot

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Producer/négociant Maison Albert Bichot was founded in Beaune in 1831 and remains family-owned, with Albéric Bichot currently at the helm. Despite being a significant player in Burgundy (it’s the leading buyer at the celebrated Hospices de Beaune auction), Maison AB leads the way in sustainability and manages to maintain the ethos and accessibility of a much smaller artisanal grower.

These are comfort wines, reassuringly familiar in their provenance yet quite thrill-ing in their execution, and it has been a complete joy to taste Bichot’s range — courtesy of Honest Grapes — and to choose the following extremely tasty, generously discounted half-dozen.

The 2019 Albert Bichot, Mâcon-Lugny ‘Les Charmes’ is a cracking place to start. Made in the heart of the Maconnais from 100 per cent Chardonnay, it spends eight months in oak and is deliciously invit-ing with fresh citrus notes, creamy peach/apple flavours and a long mineral finish. It’s as fine a sub-£15 white burgundy as you’ll find.

The 2019 Albert Bichot, Brouilly ‘Roche Rose’ shows just how tasty fine Cru Beaujolais can be. Forget the naff bubble-gum that is Bojolly Noovo and relish the depth, concentration and juicy joy of this spicy, cherry-ripe beauty from Brouilly.

The 2019 Albert Bichot, Fleurie ‘La Madone’ from a perfectly sited single vineyard is just so lovely and you’ll lap up the aromatic, succulent, fleshy Gamay fruit. I even chilled it a bit which, it being quite light, worked well. Not for nothing is Fleurie known as the Queen of Beaujolais.

The 2018 Albert Bichot, Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, a Pinot Noir of real character from the International Wine Challenge’s 2017 Red Winemaker of the Year. The grapes ripen slowly here on the slopes to the west of the Côtes de Nuits, and there’s a noticeable concentration to the fresh, lively fruit and a lovely savoury finish to each mouthful.

The 2019 Albert Bichot, Chablis spent ten months on its lees but saw no oak at all. Again, there’s a vibrant freshness to the crunchy apple and pear fruit and a keen acidity, and with its sophisticated mineral core it hints at something far loftier than its humble Chablis AOC classification.

The village of Viré-Clessé is only a few clicks from Lugny and the 2018 Albert Bichot, Viré-Clessé boasts the same limestone-influenced freshness. A short time in oak adds a touch of weight to the concentrated lemony fruit and, with its long, faintly honeyed finish, it makes for a great glass of wine.

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Spectator Wine Club - Maison Albert Bichot
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