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House of Albert Bichot brings new MD to Vinexpo Bordeaux

Leading Burgundy producer, the House of Albert Bichot, arrives at Vinexpo with a new Managing Director in place, Guillaume Deglise. In his new role, Deglise will oversee the launch of the Bourgogne Côte d’Or appellation with ‘Secret de Famille’. The company notes: “On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of ‘Secret de Famille’ (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir), Albert Bichot is developing its duo of cuvées. They now bear the “Bourgogne Côte d’Or” appellation and feature entirely revisited packaging that is more streamlined and modern.

Beaune-based Albert Bichot is also developing a range of organic wines crafted from grapes purchased from long-time partner growers, in a dozen appellations. Three will be up for tasting: the 2017 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, Savigny-Les-Beaune, and Bourgogne Chardonnay. From the 2018 vintage, all of Albert Bichot estate wines from the Côte d’Or and Mercurey will be certified organic.

The family-owned producer will also introduce its 2017 vintage, noting that 2017 was “a hot, dry year that nevertheless bene ted from favourable alternating periods of cooler temperatures and rain. The growth cycle closed with an early harvest at the beginning of September. This vintage boasts expressive, elegant red wines from their early youth and fragrant, avourful white wines with taut, saline notes on the finish. A fine vintage to discover at the show”.

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