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Albert Bichot Old Vines Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Everyone loves getting a deal, and it’s even better when it feels just a bit like stealing. One of our favourite wines is $2.00 off until March 1 and it definitely gives you the “I can’t believe I’m getting away with this!” kind of feeling when you walk out of the LCBO. The Albert Bichot Old Vines Pinot Noir is on sale for $17.95, an unheard-of price for this quality of wine from a region as pricy as Burgundy, France. It’s a deal! It’s a steal! Stock up!

Tasting Notes: This wine is 100% Pinot Noir, bright and balanced, showing flavours of wild strawberries and raspberries, red currant, soft earthy notes and light oak spices.

Enjoy With: Duck confit and beef bourguignon are the classic pairings, but this wine will pair very nicely with roasted or grilled meats, poultry, vegetables and soft cheeses.

Style: A dry, light-bodied and fruity red.

Terroir/Region: The Burgundy region of France is centred along a hillside known as the Cote d’Or where the world’s finest Pinot Noir is grown. The wines from the “Golden Slope” are the stuff of legend, with every little hill-face having named vineyards or being an official wine region unto itself. The diverse soils and angles of the hills create subtle, haunting differences in the finished wines.

Producer: The Bichot family began its wine trade in 1831 and the company’s namesake, Albert, was of the family’s third generation in the business. Albert brought new momentum to the family’s business in France and his son (Albert as well), took its wines to the world. Now the fifth generation (including the third Albert) carries the business forward, focusing on organics and upholding the family’s reputation for quality.

Availability: Albert Bichot Old Vines Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018 is available in the France section of your local LCBO and is also available for online ordering and home delivery. The wine is $2.00 off until March 1, so stock up now!


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Price: $17.95 was $19.95 (Save $2.00 until March 1, 2020.)

LCBO#: 166959

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 12.5% alc./vol.