2018 Maison Albert Bichot Coteaux Bourguignons

Price: $16.99

Maison Albert Bichot is one of Burgundy’s best negociants. Able to source grapes from all over Burgundy, they produce everything from the finest Grand Cru Burgundy has to offer to more affordable table wines. Coteaux Bourguignons is a recent appellation (created in 2011) to give Burgundy’s winemakers greater flexibility. Covering nearly the entirety of Burgundy, from northern Auxerre to southern Beaujolais, this region allows for the blending of Pinot Noir and Gamay. And Bichot’s wine shows how well these two grapes naturally compliment each other. A fruity, spicy nose with notes of cherry, redcurrant and liquorice with a touch of rose petal followed by a full-bodied and delectable presence on the palate with slight tannins and a hint of toast.