Albert Bichot, Domaine du Clos Frantin Vosne Romanée 1er cru Les Malconsorts
- Pinot Noir
- Fine and complex with primary delicate and discreet woody aromas.
- Côte de Nuits
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- Maison Albert Bichot
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- This vineyard is planted with a density of 10,000 vines/ha. They are single Guyot trained, a pruning method that is well adapted to the Pinot Noir grape. Such high density is an integral part of our quality approach as it encourages competition between vine stocks, naturally limiting yields per vine and ensuring higher aromatic concentration in eachbunch of grapes. Harvested by hand in 25-kg crates, the grapes are brought to the estate's winery as quickly as possible in order to
preserve the integrity of this extremely delicate fruit. If necessary, the grapes are then sorted on a vibrating table to remove any damaged grapes or bunches. The harvest is destemmed to avoid excessive bitterness due to the tannins in the stems. Maceration and fermentation lasts 20 to 28 days in our temperature-controlled conical oak vats.
Bichot practise sustainable viticulture, based on observation, prevention and paying attention to the complex balances found in nature. The soil is maintained responsibly, it is judiciously ploughed and fertilized using organic matter. They also encourage manual labour that boosts the plants' natural defenses
Fine and complex with primary delicate and discreet woody aromas. Notes of soft fruit followed by a spicy finale. After a few minutes, subtle notes of peppermint and cedar will develop. All the crispiness of Pinot Noir with a very pleasant tannic texture which smoothly envelopes the palate. Powerful but silky tannins. Nice finale with a hint of liquorice. A promising future of complexity to look forward to on ageing.
- 'Cask sample. Mid blueish crimson. Sweet and very slightly oaky on the nose. Big and beefier than most of the Bichot premiers crus. Good Vosne energy and precision. Not nearly ready but well constituted. Rather savoury on the finish. Good texture and focused fruit. Lots of tension and interest on the end.' - Jancis Robinson MW
'Very dense vibrant purple. Spending time on the nose, which shows some class, but is the power, which kicks in, the sort of lively cherries, which can come with whole bunch. Really fine sensual finish, very long too. Shows the value of this terroir.' - Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
'A solid backbone of tannins runs through this sleek, intense red, defining its currant, cherry and leafy, earthy notes. It's juicy, finishing with a light dusting of tannins.' 92 points - Wine Spectator
'Red cherry and a touch of smoke are subdued on the wine's shy nose. The palate is equally restrained, concentrated but with depth that has inherent grace. Firm tannins still crunch, but every crackle of that sinuous texture holds more perfume and more cherry. The body is taut and toned. All is framed with freshness and will only get better over the years.' - Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Spectator Magazine
- Red winemaker of the year, International Wine Challenge
Top 100 Wineries in the World, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Awarded a Platinum Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards
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Lasagnes with thinly-sliced duck fillets and Parmesan, rack of lamb with thyme, or scallop tagine with saffron. The cheese platter should include mature Tomme de Savoie and aged Mimolette.
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