This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Albert Bichot Chablis 2018

And the award for best supporting wine goes to… Albert Bichot Chablis 2018! If you’re watching a bit more TV these days (and most of us are), you may have noticed wine getting more and more screen time. In Netflix’s ‘Uncorked’, the son of a restaurateur is dying to become a Master Sommelier, while his father wants him to take over the family’s successful barbeque restaurant. Wine plays a big part in this one, and several Bichot wines made the cut, including their top bottling of Chablis, the Grand Cru Moutonne. So, pour a glass of Bichot Chablis, grab a bowl of popcorn, and hit the couch!

Tasting Notes: Albert Bichot Chablis 2018 is 100% Chardonnay (like all Chablis) and shows the cool climate of its region with bright lemon and citrus notes, juicy apple and pear, and a vein of minerality adding to the crisp style and clean finish of the wine.

Enjoy With: Seafood like oysters, shrimp, sushi, or other fish dishes. It’s also great with salads, roast chicken, or just as a refreshing sip on its own.

Style: A dry, crisp, light-bodied white wine.

Terroir/Region: Chablis is a special part of the wine world, one that cannot be replicated anywhere else. A combination of the Chardonnay grape, the cool climate of northern France, and soils consisting of ancient marine fossils (prehistoric oysters… sounds tasty), give the wine its style of bright acidity and mineral notes loved the world over.

Producer: Since entering the wine trade in 1831, the Bichot family has increased its property in Burgundy to provide loving care for more vineyards and to produce better and better wine. This is especially true of Chablis, Burgundy’s northern outpost, where the family has several properties and grower relationships across the region. With a wide range of Chablis wines, including the entire family-owned Grand Cru Moutonne vineyard, Bichot has something for every Chablis lover.

Availability: Albert Bichot Chablis is available in the France section of your local LCBO and for online ordering. Grab your bottle, set up Netflix and chill this weekend. Just chill the wine first.

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Price: $24.95

LCBO#: 458851

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 12.5% alc./vol.