2019 Albert Bichot Santenay Chardonnay
Santenay is the southernmost appellation in the Cote de Beaune and the Chardonnays from here are often similar in profile to Puligny-Montrachet, but with a much more affordable price tag. Enjoy with a white fish like halibut or Camembert cheese.
Sustainable farming practices
- Tasting Notes lemon, candied pineapple, elderberries, acacia flower, lily, hazelnut, salinity, mineral-driven
- Variety Chardonnay
- Region France, Burgundy
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 13%
- Table Talk "Santenay" refers to Roman times when the village was renowned for its thermal baths and its natural spring, "Santinae aquae", meaning "healing water" in Latin.
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The first traces of the Bichot family date back to 1214. They settled in Burgundy in 1350, in their stronghold of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. The family’s coat of arms has not changed since nor has its symbol, a doe. 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 center 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 traveled incessantly in order to introduce our wines, which were already recognized 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 aging cellar, a new bottling center and winery. Our wines were available in all of the world’s continents.