Maison Albert Bichot Presents a "Taste of Burgundy"
Join us Wednesday, June 13th at 6 pm in the Oak Room in the Weathervane as we welcome Troy Heinzman who will be showcasing the wines of Maison Albert Bichot. We will be pairing the following selection of Burgundy wines with hors d'ouevres:
- 2016 Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis
- 2014 Bourgogne Blance Vieilles Vignes
- 2013 Domaine du Pavillon Meursault
- 2013 Puligny Montrachet
- Cremeant de Bourgogne Rose
- 2015 Bourgogne Rouge Vieilles Vignes
- 2014 Fixin Rouge
The first traces of the Bichot family date back to 1214. They settled in Burgundy in 1350, in their fief of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. The family’s coat of arms has not changed since nor has its symbol, a doe (biche). In 1831, Bernard Bichot founded a wine trading business in his name in Monthélie. His son, Hippolyte, succeeded him and bought the first vines in Volnay, already convinced that upstream control was essential. His son, Albert Bichot, the first to bear the name, gave the family business new momentum in the late 19th century and settled in the center of Beaune once and for all in 1912. In the second half of the 20th century, his four sons, Albert, Bernard, Bénigne and Jean-Marc, inherited this know-how. A new era of expansion began with the construction of a large ageing cellar, a new bottling centre and winery.
After having gone off to discover the world, (from the Arctic to Adélie Land), Albéric Bichot joined the company in the early 90s and took over its management in 1996. Though he fully respects family traditions, he is completely focused on the future. He compares himself to the "conductor of an orchestra, proud to bring people and their talents together over a common project". The company’s vineyards now total 6 estates that cover Burgundy from north to south.
All wines featured in this event are offered at 20% off.