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Albert Bichot : Pommard Village "Clos des Ursulines" Monopole Dom. du Pavillon 2016
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Albert Bichot : Pommard Village "Clos des Ursulines" Monopole Dom. du Pavillon 2016

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Albert Bichot : Pommard Village "Clos des Ursulines" Monopole Dom. du Pavillon 2016

The finesse and elegance of a fine Pinot Noir by Albert Bichot

The estate

Although the history of the Bichot family dates back to 1214, the family only settled in Burgungy in 1350. The trading house was created in Monthélie in 1831, under the impetus of Bernard Bichot, and grew rapidly during the 19th century, thus becoming the official supplier to the Royal Swedish Court. 

An independent, family-owned business, Albert Bichot is one of the fine names that has left its mark on the wine industry and the influence of Burgundy wines around the world. Since 1996, the family’s 6th generation has been running the company, harmoniously blending modernity with family tradition.

Today, the Albert Bichot family owns more than 100 hectares of vines that spread from the north to the south of Burgundy and are grouped under 6 prestigious estates: Domaine Long-Depaquit, located in Chablis, in the Yonne, Domaine du Clos-Frantin and Château Gris, both located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Domaine du Pavillon, in Pommard. Dedicated to the production of Mercurey wines, Domaine Adélie was acquired by Albert Bichot in 2013. The estate is named after the first name of Albert Bichot's daughter, who was born in 2003, thus perpetuating the family legacy from one generation to another. The beautiful vineyard of Domaine de Rochegrès in the Moulin À Vent appellation joined the family business in 2014.

The vineyard

Located near the centre of the village of Pommard, this Clos was originally owned by the sisters of the Ursuline convent. This 2016 Clos des Ursulines Monopole Domaine du Pavillon by Albert Bichot is a Pommard Village wine that stems from a 3.75-hectare plot in the southern part of Pommard. The vines are 30 to 40 years old and are planted on clay-limestone to white marl soils.

Vinification and ageing

The grapes are harvested by hand and vinified in temperature-controlled conical oak vats. The wine is aged in oak barrels (20% to 30% of which are new) for 14 to 18 months.

The blend

Pinot Noir (100%).

Albert Bichot’s Pommard Village "Clos des Ursulines" Monopole Domaine du Pavillon 2016: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Nose

The nose blends fruity aromas of cherry, blackcurrant and fig. As the wine develops over time, the nose evolves towards coffee and leather aromas.

Palate

Full and round, the mouth seduces with its ripe tannins and richness, without feeling heavy. Blending power and structure, this wine reveals a great elegance. The finish is silky and velvety.

Food and wine pairing

This Pommard Village "Clos des Ursulines" Monopole Domaine du Pavillon 2016 by Albert Bichot will pair with red meats, game birds or wine sauces.

Service

For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 16-17°C.

Cellaring

This Pommard Village "Clos des Ursulines" Monopole Domaine du Pavillon 2016 by Albert Bichot can be kept in the cellar until 2023 to express its full aromatic range.

Wine critic
Albert Bichot : Pommard Village "Clos des Ursulines" Monopole Dom. du Pavillon 2016
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87-89
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J. Robinson
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Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Pommard Clos des Ursulines Domaine du Pavillon, released under Albert Bichot's Domaine du Pavillon label, has a lifted, perfumed bouquet with red cherries, blueberry, vanilla pod and light iodine aromas. The palate is medium-bodied and rounded in texture, smooth and harmonious, becoming chewier toward the finish and perhaps just pulling up a bit short. I suspect this will spread its wings once in bottle.
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