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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
60% Meuner & 40% Pinot Noir
Premier Cru- Cumières
30 months on less. Direct and elegant, reflecting lovely balance and acidity. Fresh, bright , effusive and engaging. The evident lack of residual sugar delivers a drier styled Champagne that is perfect for an afternoon aperitif and a wonderful food wine especially with shellfish. This is our work horse when it comes to our Champagnes and very popular one as well. A Champagne that really fits so well into the Australian lifestyle.
100% Pinot Noir
Premier Cru- Single Vineyard- Cumières (Limited Production less than 500 bottles)
36 months on lees. It is still rare to see a 100% Pinot Noir Champagne little alone a single vineyard biodynamic one still today. Direct, punchy and deliberate, this is once again all about the quality of the fruit and the vineyard site. Bright citrus underpins the wine, lovely hints of yellow and white fruits which delivers a delicate yet structured drinking experience. A superb food wine especially for all white meats, seafood, shellfish , simple drinking elegance.
Bourgogne Aligoté is an appellation produced throughout Burgundy, especially in the Auxerre region, the Côte Chalonnaise (Chalon-sur-Saône region), the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune and Hautes-Côtes de Nuits.
The nose reveals a dominance of floral aromas with hints of white flowers which evolve into mineral, fruity notes with a discreet almond note. Fresh and nervy, this wine is well-balanced with a refreshing and persistent finish
Our Burgundy Chardonnay “Secret de Famille” is produced with vines located in Côte d’Or region only, around extremely well-located vineyards on the outskirts of the villages well-known for their white wines (St Aubin, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet…). We treat these wines as if they were white village from the Côte de Beaune where the yields are low of course, with perfectly appropriate ageing.
The nose is dominated by hints of citrus and white flowers, and evolve in notes of honey and dried fruits. The mouth is very balanced, skillfully blending vivacity and roundness.
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 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 in the northern part of Burgundy’s Saône-et-Loire department, adjacent to the Côte de Beaune.
The nose is floral and the palate straightforward, supple and well balanced with beautiful minerality. The finish is velvety with a hint of hazelnut.