Although the history of the Bichot family dates back to 1214, the family only settled in Burgundy in 1350. The trading house was created in Monthélie in 1831, under the impetus of Bernard Bichot, and grew rapidly during the 19th century, thus becoming the official supplier to the Royal Swedish Court. An independent, family-owned business, Albert Bichot is one of the fine names that has left its mark on the wine industry and the influence of Burgundy wines around the world. Since 1996, the family’s 6th generation has been running the company, harmoniously blending modernity with family tradition.
Today, the Albert Bichot family owns more than 100 hectares of vines that spread from the north to the south of Burgundy and are grouped under 6 prestigious estates: Domaine Long-Depaquit, located in Chablis, in the Yonne, Domaine du Clos-Frantin and Château Gris, both located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Domaine du Pavillon, in Pommard. Dedicated to the production of Mercurey wines, Domaine Adélie was acquired by Albert Bichot in 2013. The estate is named after the first name of Albert Bichot's daughter, who was born in 2003, thus perpetuating the family legacy from one generation to another. The beautiful vineyard of Domaine de Rochegrès in the Moulin À Vent appellation joined the family business in 2014.
"Les Beugnons" Domaine Long-Depaquit 2017 by Albert Bichot is a Chablis wine that stems from a beautiful 2.3-hectare plot. Aged 25 years on average, the vines are planted on very white clay-limestone soils giving these wines a beautiful minerality mixed with a rich and ripe aromatic complexity.
Vinification and ageing
The hand-picked grapes are vinified 100% in stainless steel tanks, as is the ageing on fine lees for 12 months.
Very aromatic, the nose presents intense notes of fresh fruit (vine peach, apricot).
The beautifully complex palate reveals a lovely freshness that blends with subtle mineral aromas (gunpowder, flint).
Food and wine pairing
Albert Bichot's 2017 Chablis 1er Cru "Les Beugnons" Domaine Long-Depaquit will pair with seafood, saucisson brioché, snails or white meat perfectly.
For an optimal tasting, serve at 10-12°C.
Enjoy now, this Chablis 1er Cru "Les Beugnons" Domaine Long-Depaquit 2017 can wait in the cellar until 2024 to express its full range of aromas.