Wine Shop - Albert Bichot and Domaine du Clos Frantin
Albert Bichot and Domaine du Clos FrantinAlways reliable, Albert Bichot’s flagship Domaine du Clos Frantin offers characterful wines at great value. With an extensive portfolio, there is a wine to suit all tastes and budgets: each showing the precision, typicity and generosity of fruit expected of their level. Domaine du Clos Frantin is located at the heart of the Côte de Nuits in a beautiful 18th century estate in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Over 50% of their 7.3 hectares of vineyards are Premier and Grand Cru sites. A true advocate for sustainable viticulture, all wines from the Clos Frantin estate are now fully certified as Organic from the 2018 vintage. Having shown very well at our Club tastings, we were not surprised to see Clos Frantin recognised at Decanter’s World Wine Awards 2020. They picked up “Best in Show” for their Domaine Clos Frantin Échézeaux Grand Cru 2018 and the “Platinum Award” for their Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Malconsorts 2018. It’s worth noting that the Domaine has the largest plantings of Vosne’s top Premier Cru “Malconsorts”, one of the first in line for elevation to Grand Cru status, yet it remains a fiftieth the cost of a bottle of neighbour La Tâche! Wine critic Neal Martin comments that Albert Bichot can make “really quite delicious, complex wines that often surprise people in blind tastings when not swayed by the label.” The wines from Domaine du Clos Frantin are no exception: they offer fantastic quality without breaking the bank - here you’ll find real value and drinking pleasure.