Albert Bichot Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots 2016

$142.99

Estimated delivery between July 18 and July 20.

The first traces of the Bichot family date back to 1214. They settled in Burgundy in 1350, in their fief of Ch?teauneuf-en-Auxois. The family's coat of arms has not changed since nor has its symbol, a doe (biche).

Alb?ric Bichot joined the company in the early 90s and took over its management in 1996. Though he fully respects family traditions, he is completely focused on the future.

Contrary to its name, ?Les Santenots? is not located in the village of Volnay, but in Meursault, just to the south. Though best known for its white wines, certain terroirs, such as Les Santenots, happen to be better adapted to bringing out all the finesse the Pinot Noir grape has to offer. Several hypotheses exist concerning the name of this locality: "Santenots" may come from the Latin SENTES "brambles, thorny bushes". It may also be derived, as was the name of the village of Santenay, from the Gaulish SENTU "way" (alluding to the roads that passed through there to link Auxey-Duresses with the Roman road). It could also refer to 2 ?ouvr?es? (=1/12 hectare) of vines in La Sautenot (that could have been located in the Les Santenots area), that the Abbess of the Tart Abbey gave to the Abbey of C?teaux in 1218.

Tasting notes...


The nose of this Volnay Premier Cru ?Les Santenots? is delicately smoky and oaky with spicy notes. Appealing fruitiness (cherry), enhanced by mild spices such as cinnamon. This charming wine boasts beautiful structure and remarkable full-bodiedness.

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