Albert Bichot

Fixin Albert Bichot 2018

£30.99

Current stock: 5

Fixin, Albert Bichot, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France, 2018

GRAPE: 100% Pinot Noir, oaked

VINEYARD:

Soil: Calcareous clay with localised marls

VINIFICATION:

Vatting: Temperature-controlled conical oak vats
Vatting time: 20 to 28 days

AGEING:

In oak barrels 100%
Ageing time: 14 to 16 months
Proportion of new barrels: 15% to 20%

The wines from Fixin (pronounced "Fissin") also have the right to bear the Côte de Nuits Villages appellation. The gentle slopes are a common occurrence around the village, with as much as 80 metres difference between the highest and lowest vines. Vineyards are located just north of Gevrey Chambertin.

TASTING NOTES:

Delicate and discrete, the nose features subtle notes of forest undergrowth. Fleshy and robust, this crisp, oaky wine offers harmonious balance. The finish is long with slightly spicy notes.

CRITICS REVIEWS:

No 2018 tasted yet, but the wine regularly scores 90-92 points from both Wine Spectator & James Suckling for earlier vintages 2015/2016/2017.

FOOD/WINE PAIRING:

Our Fixin can accompany meat cooked in sauce - especially red wine sauces - as well as game and mild to medium cheeses.

SERVING AND KEEPING:

Serve between 16 and 17°C (60°F - 63°F)
This wine is ready to drink or may be laid down for 3 to 5 years or more.

 

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Availability:
Normally ships same day if ordered before 12pm.
Size:
75cl
ABV:
12.5 %
Closure:
Cork
Drink:
Now
Bottled:
Winery
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Fixin