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Albert Bichot 'Secret de Famille' Chardonnay

Region: France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc

Vintage: 2010

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Winery: Albert Bichot
Type of Grape: Chardonnay
Style: White

Description: Work on the vinesOur approach to viticulture serves as a reference for our partnership winemakers. Their vines are monitored by ourteams with the same rigour as our own. This long-term partnership enables us to set precise objectives with thewinemakers, particularly regarding the health of the vines, yields and grape maturity during the harvesting period.VinificationThis wine is produced from purchased grapes or from pressing must, which is the primary juice obtained from grapespressed by our partnership winemaker. To bring out the best in this appellation, we vinify this wine intemperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The vinification in the stainless steel vats preserves all the freshness, fruityand floral characteristics of the chardonnay. Achieved with selected or indigenous yeasts, alcoholic fermentation lasts for5 to 6 weeks.AgeingAgeing is carried out mainly in stainless steel vats in order to preserve the fruity and floral characteristics. We provide atouch of French oak to give the wine a discreet and well-blended woodiness.PLEASURE AND SHARINGTasting notesOur Bourgogne Chardonnay Secret de Famille the discreet use of oak during the « elevage » reveals a fresh nose ofwhite fruits and floral aromas. Naturally balanced, the wine shows creamy texture and a lingering finish.Serving suggestionsVeal cooked in a creamy sauce would be perfect pairing as well as a grilled sole.Serving and keepingServe at 12°C (53°F). Ideally should be drunk with the full fruitness of its youth.

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