Albert Bichot Mâcon Milly-Lamartine 2019
Located to the west of the longest of the limestone secondary mountain ranges that stretch from Tournus in the north to Fuissé in the south, the vineyards of Milly-Lamartine cover the Mâconnais region’s last west-facing slopes. They are unique in that they are influenced by the cool temperatures of the first heights of the Upper Mâconnais micro-region, at altitudes ranging between 290 and nearly 400 metres. The vines are planted in rather diverse types of soil depending on the plot (limestone, clay, marls). Exposure on the hillside also varies, ranging from northeast for the cooler slopes to southwest for the sunniest. The name Lamartine was added to the name of the village of Milly in 1902 in homage to the famous poet, Alphonse de Lamartine, who was once mayor of the village and owned an estate there. Brilliant golden yellow colour. The nose is all freshness, though complex and redolent of aromas of gunflint and menthol, which are underpinned by notes of peach and apricot. On the palate, fullness and complexity are enhanced by a refreshing finish that is characteristic of this higher-altitude terroir.
£134.16 Case of 6, save £33.54
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This Mâcon Milly-Lamartine features beautiful, brilliant golden yellow colour. The nose is all freshness, though complex and redolent of aromas of gunflint and menthol, which are underpinned by notes of peach and apricot. On the palate, fullness and complexity are enhanced by a refreshing finish that is characteristic of this higher-altitude terroir.
Serve with shellfish and crustaceans as well as white meats or full-flavoured cheeses.
Serving & Cellaring
Serve between 10 and 12°C.
This wine is ready to drink or may be laid down for 2 to 3 years or more.
About the Producer
In 1831, Bernard Bichot founded a wine trading business in his name in Monthélie. His son, Hippolyte, succeeded him and bought the first vines in Volnay, already convinced that upstream control was essential. His son, Albert Bichot, the first to bear the name, gave the family business new momentum in the late 19th century and settled in the centre of Beaune once and for all in 1912.
The second Albert Bichot, who was born in 1900, was a pioneer of international commerce. North America, Asia, Oceania… He travelled incessantly in order to introduce our wines, which were already recognised as being among the best, to wine lovers around the world.
In the second half of the 20th century, his four sons, Albert, Bernard, Bénigne and Jean-Marc, inherited this know-how. A new era of expansion began with the construction of a large ageing cellar, a new bottling centre and winery. Our wines were available in all of the world’s continents.
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