Domaine Long-Depaquit (A. Bichot), Chablis Blanchot 2004
92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound
Discreet notes of pain grillé frame noticeably ripe white and yellow fruit aromas and textured, almost chewy full-bodied flavors that are rich, round and sweet and culminate in stony and vibrant finish. This does a slow build from the mid-palate on back and despite the impressive intensity, this remains elegant and refined in every aspect. Lovely stuff. (10/2006)
Since 1350, the Bichot family has called Burgundy home. But, it was in 1831 that Bernard Bichot founded a merchant house bearing his name in Monthélie, a couple of kilometers south of Beaune. At the end of the 19th century, his grandson Albert Bichot took the family business into a new direction and created the winery, Maison Albert Bichot as we know it. The family heritage has been perpetuated from father to son since then. The family crest, consisting of a deer and antlers, has been synonymous with the winery since its inception.
Since 1996, Albéric Bichot has represented the 6th generation managing the winery. The winery’s mission is to utilize the best fruit possible to create the best wine and best expression of terroir. In the constant pursuit of accomplishing this mission, Albert Bichot has acquired 250 acres of vineyards in the most reputed growing areas throughout Burgundy. In addition to this expertise as a wine-grower, Albert Bichot carefully sources grapes with an extremely hands-on approach, in order to vinify many of its regional and village wines, enabling them to supply high quality wines with continuity. For these grapes sourced from our partner growers, quality, and a close partnership, are of the utmost importance.