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Wine of the Weekend

Albert Bichot Old Vines Bourgogne Pinot Noir

A quick reminder about the wines of Burgundy! The region has seen some tough weather over the last few vintages, with the frost of April 2021 hitting the entire area hard. 2022 has brought redemption along with plenty of ripe fruit, so we will be seeing a bit more from Burgundy in the coming months as these wines reach our shores. For now, let’s brush up on the region by pouring one of the reference-point wines, Albert Bichot Old Vines Bourgogne Pinot Noir!

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 grilled meats like ribs or skewers, fried chicken, roasted vegetables and soft cheeses.

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

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 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.

AvailabilityAlbert Bichot Old Vines Bourgogne Pinot Noir is available in the France section of your local LCBO and is also available for online ordering and home delivery.

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Price: $23.25 

LCBO #: 166959

Size: 750 mL 

Alcohol Content: 13.0% alc./vol.