Gevrey-chambertin "les Murots" 2010 Clos Frantin, A. Bichot
Our Gevrey Chambertin « Les Murots » has a lovely ruby red robe with light raspberry reflections. The nose has aromas
of ripe red and black fruit on a background of spicy and woody notes. Further years of ageing will bring forward animal,
musc and fur notes. Full-flavoured and velvety, this wine is silky, robust, tannic and well-balanced. A beautiful and
persistent finale where the primary nose is echoed.
Taste this Gevrey Chambertin « Les Murots » with red meat dishes, small game and fine classic cheese. Perfect match
for a coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon, hare cooked on a spit, duck in wine sauce or veal liver with mushrooms. With
dessert, try a cherry clafouti (French speciality rather like a thick pancake with cherries).
Work on the vines
This vineyard is planted with a density of 10,000 vines/ha. They are single Guyot trained, a pruning method that is well
adapted to the Pinot Noir grape. Such high density is an integral part of our quality approach as it encourages
competition between vine stocks, naturally limiting yields per vine and ensuring higher aromatic concentration in each
bunch of grapes.
Albert Bichot gives special importance to respect for the terroir. The soil is maintained in a sustainable way through
judicious working of the soil which is fertilized with organic matter to bring out the best of the terroir. We also encourage
manual labour in the vineyards (thinning of the leaves when necessary, trellising, disbudding) which is particularly helpful
in boosting the vines' resistance.
Harvested by hand in 25-kg crates, the grapes are brought to the estate's winery as quickly as possible in order to
preserve the integrity of this extremely delicate fruit. If necessary, the grapes are then sorted on a vibrating table to
remove any damaged grapes or bunches.
The harvest is destemmed to avoid excessive bitterness due to the tannins in the stems. Maceration and fermentation
lasts 20 to 28 days in our temperature-controlled conical oak vats. This allows us to monitor fermentation temperatures
which have a direct influence on the extraction of aromas, flavours and colour. Finally, gentle, selective pressing allows
the character and elegance of the wine to shine through.
Item code: 001004081
- Maison Albert Bichot
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