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Bichot

The wine trading house "Albert Bichot" was founded in 1831 by Bernard Bichot (1750-1850) in Meursault. His son Hyppolyte Bichot (1831-1908) donated the Volnay Cuvée Blondeau vineyard for that Hospices de Beaune, whose wines are still auctioned today. In the third generation, Albert Bichot I (1870-1952) enlarged the property by purchasing several small trading houses. He relocated the cellars and the headquarters of Meursault Beaune, The company subsequently developed into the largest exporter of Burgundy wines. Today it is managed in the fifth generation by Albéric Bichot (born 1964). The company acts as Négociant éleveur, that is, grapes are purchased from contract winemakers and the vinified wines are marketed under their own name. Bichot also acts as a vigneron (winemaker) and is owned by four renowned wineries in the Burgundy with 100 hectares of vineyards:

  • Domaine Adélie (Mercurey) with 4.2 ha
  • Domaine du Clos Frantin (Nuits-Saint-Georges) with 13 ha
  • Domaine Long Depaquit (Chablis) with 65 ha - founded in 1791
  • Domaine du Pavillon (Pommard) with 17 ha

The white wines are fermented chilled in tanks for three weeks to maintain their fruitiness. For the red wines, the undamaged grapes are macerated for three weeks. Barrels from Alliers and Tronçais are used for aging in barriques. The large product range includes wines from many famous Burgundian communities with renowned grands crus (after the municipality in brackets) and premiers crus. These are for example Aloxe-Corton (Les Languettes, Clos des Maréchaudes, Corton-Charlemagne), chablis (Les Blanchots, Bougros, Les Clos, La Moutonne, Les Preuses, Les Vaudésirs), Chambolle-Musigny. Flagey-Echezeaux (Echézeaux, Grands Echézeaux), Gevrey-Chambertin (Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin, Latricières-Chambertin), Mercurey. Meursault. Monthélie. Morey-Saint-Denis. Montrachet (Bâtard ‐ Montrachet, Criots ‐ Bâtard ‐ Montrachet, Montrachet), Nuits-Saint-Georges. Pommard. Volnay. Vosne-Romanée ( Richebourg. Romanée-Saint-Vivant ) and Vougeot ( Clos de Vougeot ).

Furthermore, wines from the regional Burgundian appellations Beaujolais. Bourgogne. Cote de Beaune-Villages. Cote Chalonnaise and Cote de Nuits Villages produces or markets. Last but not least there are also wines from the wine-growing regions of Languedoc, Provence and Rhône. These are, for example, the appellations Cotes du Rhone. Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Languedoc, The wines are exported to over 100 countries.

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