Albert Bichot Wineries
The Bichot family history in Burgundy stretches back as far a 1350. Their iconic symbol of a deer will be familiar to fine wine lovers around the world. It wasn’t until the 19th Century when the family began to both act as negociants and to produce wine. In 1831 Bernard Bichot began a wine brokerage in Monthèlie, not far from Beaune. Wine production began shortly after, with their first shipment to the UK, Belgium and Switzerland arriving in 1840. The family heritage has been passed down from father to son until the present day. Since 1996 Albert Bichot has represented the 6th generation to run the house. They now own 100ha (245 acres) of vineyards across the most famous Crus of Burgundy.
For Albert Bichot, Wine is a singular product: a symbol of culture, pleasure and humanity. The producers’ most recent accolades include;
- 2004 winemaker of the year, a major award for the house graded by the International Wine Challenge
- 2008 top 100 wineries of the world, US Wine & Spirit Magazine
Our wine expert Karen Hardwick has managed to secure a small allocation of mature Bichot wines which includes a rare selection of 5 vintages of Meursault 1er Cru wines from a single vineyard. To celebrate the skill of the winemaker and our passion for fine wines we will host an evening dedicated to the wines of Albert Bichot on Friday 27th May. Space is very limited for this event and unsurprisingly places sold out within a few days of being released.
The evening will begin with a glass of Crèmant de Bourgogne on arrival, an elegant traditional method sparkling wine from Burgundy. Before dinner a vertical tasting of Meursault will allow guests to fully explore the difference between vintages, starting with the 2002, and working through the 2004, 2005, 2007 & 2008 vintages of Albert Bichot Meursault 1er Cru. Our guests will also be served Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches, a gem from Burgundy in the same league of a Grand Cru, alongside Saint-Romain La Perriere, a structured wine, oak aged for up to 16 months.
Our award winning chef, Sean Wilkinson, has devised a delicious, seasonal menu to perfectly complement the wines. As usual Karen Hardwick director of the Wine academy will be hosting the evening.
The team at Chapters Hotel are committed to providing their guests with exciting wine experiences throughout the year. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance your dining and drinking pleasure. We do hope that you will join us for dinner and a few well chosen glasses very soon.