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ALOXE-CORTON 1ER CRU “CLOS DES MARÉCHAUDES”- MONOPOLE

$125.00

Just like its neighbour, the illustrious Corton Grand Cru Monopole “Clos des Maréchaudes”, this wine is also a “monopole” belonging to the Domaine du Pavillon estate. The soil here is brown limestone overlying scree, with a high proportion of clay. “En Mareschaut” is derived from the Old French term “maresche” (marsh). The lower parts of Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny were marshy due to their proximity to the Lauve spring. Major drainage work was undertaken to dry up the land and make it suitable for planting vines.

TASTING

The nose of our Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru « Clos des Maréchaudes » features fruity aromas of blackberry, strawberry and notes of mild spices, tea and cocoa. Boasting extremely supple structure, this balanced wine has lovely, pleasing, velvety tannins. The finish is long and aromatic, reminiscent of the fruity aromas perceived on the nose.

BEAUJOLAIS – “SÉLECTION PARCELLAIRE”

$30.00

Located at the southernmost tip of wine-producing Burgundy, the Beaujolais is a region that cannot be ignored. Thanks to Beaujolais Nouveau, this appellation is now famous around the world. But beyond the festive attributes of this wine, it is also a great terroir and the birthplace of the Gamay grape, which fully expresses itself here more than anywhere else. The granite-based soils of the Monts du Beaujolais showcase the characteristics and full potential of this varietal. This part of Burgundy has a warmer climate than the others, which has an influence on the characteristics of the wines. They offer gorgeous, round aromas and intense fruit flavours with plenty of nuances.

Tasting

The nose is both fine and intense with floral notes of violet and peony, enhanced by the fruitiness that is characteristic of Gamay. The palate is refreshing and fleshy, subtle yet full-bodied featuring red fruit flavours. The finish is long, refreshing and ends on a fruity note.

BEAUNE “CLOS DE L’ERMITAGE”

$75.00

The House of Albert Bichot has been located at the centre of Beaune, the historic capital of Burgundy wines, for over a century. Beaune is an appellation in its own right that is often underestimated, but that offers many very interesting terroirs producing balanced wines. This is precisely what we are seeking for this Beaune Clos de l’Ermitage, a vineyard located higher up the slope on the Montagne St-Désiré. Here, in calcareous clay soil overlying hard Oxfordian limestone, the Pinot Noir grapes express all of their finesse and precision combined with characteristic minerality.

TASTING

Our Beaune “Clos de l’Ermitage” is redolent of toasted, smoky notes along with aromas of red fruit that are highly typical of Pinot Noir with a hint of leather and forest undergrowth on the nose. The fine, elegant tannins are dense and the structure is very bold. Lovely length with predominant mineral notes due to the terroir.

BOURGOGNE HAUTES-CÔTES DE BEAUNE

$35.00

The Hautes-Côtes de Beaune is located on a plateau behind the famous Côte de Beaune at altitudes ranging from 300 to 400 metres. Exposure varies from south to east, which allows the vines to appreciate a maximum amount of sun.

TASTING

Fresh and fruity, the nose features aromas of dark berries (blueberry, blackberry) and a touch of kirsch. Full-bodied with good structure, this is a well-balanced wine.

BOURGOGNE HAUTES-CÔTES DE NUITS – ROUGE

$40.00

This appellation is located on the slopes to the west of Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits. The climate here can sometimes be rough, with cold, snowy winters and cooler summers. Consequently, the grapes tend to ripen slower. The resulting wines are marked by their freshness, fruitiness and vivacity. Our know-how allows us to carefully and subtly balance these characteristics for added roundness and fullness.

TASTING

Very fresh, with intense notes of fruit (blackcurrant, blueberry) and lily. Although full-bodied, this wine boasts a lovely vinous profile.

BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR – “SECRET DE FAMILLE”

$35.00

The Côte d’Or is the heart of Burgundy where the most prestigious wines of the region are produced. In order to highlight this exceptional terroir, the extended name of “Bourgogne Côte d’Or” has been created in 2017. Our red “Secret de Famille” (Family Secret) comes from this very limited and specific geographical area; it is indeed crafted from a carefully sourced blend of grapes ( vineyards situated in renowned villages like Chambolle-Musigny, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Marsannay…). We treat these wines as “Villages” wines, with a “haute-couture” vinification and ageing.

Tasting

This charming wine features predominant fruity aromas of blackcurrant and wild red berries. Velvety and silky, this wine boasts soft, balanced structure on the palate, which ends with a delicately perfumed finish.

BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR – CHÂTEAU DE DRACY

$30.00

Built in 1298 as a military fortress for the Dukes of Burgundy, the castle has undergone major transformations over the centuries. The particularly remarkable 75-metre-long winery and cellars, built in 1728, are still in full use today. Château de Dracy’s wines have been distributed by Albert Bichot since 1905, a classic example of a long-term partnership! The vineyards are located in Couches, just south of the Côte de Beaune, in the northern part of Burgundy’s Saône-et-Loire department.

Tasting

Fruity nose with notes of forest undergrowth and a hint of toast. Soft and delectable, this is a well-balanced wine with good substance and well-integrated tannins. Lovely fruit and liquorice on the finish.

CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

$135.00

The small village of Chambolle-Musigny is located at the heart of the Côte de Nuits, between Vougeot and Morey-Saint-Denis. Its name is derived from that of an ancient Celtic village, “Cambola”. Pinot Noir is planted exclusively in this small appellation, which is one of the jewels of the Côte and part of Burgundy’s viticultural heritage. The vineyard is based at the mouth of a valley. The clay content of the soil is inferior to the other villages, which could partly explain the “femininity” frequently pointed out in Chambolle’s wines.

TASTING

The nose is ethereal and delicate, redolent of black cherry with discrete, elegant floral notes of rose and violet. Very soft on the palate, it offers well-balanced structure and bold, yet fine, smooth tannins. Lovely intense, fruity finish.

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