Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru "Les Rouges" Pinot Noir
Though fruit aromas are predominant when the wine is young (red stone fruit, cherry), delicate spicy nuances are soon revealed. Though this wine's volume and length are underpinned by substancial robustness it is fine and elegant on the palate.
Domaines Albert Bichot is a leading family-owned and -run negociant house and estate owner in Burgundy, formed in 1831 and now based in the town of Beaune. The company owns more than 100 hectares (247 acres) of sustainably farmed vineyards, divided among six estates. Domaine du Pavillon in Pommard includes the Corton Grand Cru Monopole Clos des Maréchaudes, while the flagship wine of Domaine du Clos-Frantin – based in Nuits-Saints-Georges – is a Vosne Romanée Premier Cru Aux Malconsorts. The Château-Gris, also in Nuits-Saint-Georges, possesses two monopoles (vineyards with a single owner). North of the Côte d'Or, in Chablis, Château Long-Depaquit controls the Grand Cru Monopole La Moutone. Domaine Adélie in Mercurey and Domaine de Rochegrès in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation of Beaujolais are the most recent acquisitions. Grapes are also sourced from a network of long-term partner growers, who farm to strict standards on grape health, yield and quality consistent with the practice in estate vineyards.
In 2019 Albert Bichot was honored to be given the Len Evans Trophy which recognizes excellence and consistency at the IWC over a five-year period.