The village of Saint Romain is located on the central part of the Côte de Beaune at the bottom of a combe surrounded by spectacular cliffs on the level of Meursault. The vines here flourish on brown, marly limestone soil, partly on lower Jurassic and partly on upper Jurassic bedrock.
The approach to viticulture at Maison Albert Bichot serves as a reference for their partner growers. Their vineyards are followed up on by their teams with the same care as for our own vineyards. Long-term partnerships with growers allows them to establish precise objectives to be reached, especially as far as the health of the grapes, yields, and the ripeness of the grapes at harvest time are concerned.
Made with purchased grapes or musts (the grapes are pressed by their partner growers), they vinify this exceptional wine in oak barrels, of which 20% are new. The diverse origins of the barrels (the Tronçais, Allier and Vosges forests), their particular degree of toasting and their age all contribute to our quest for bringing out the aromatic complexity that this special terroir has to offer. Alcoholic fermentations are long, lasting from six weeks to two months, and are carried out at cellar temperature using indigenous but not aromatic yeasts.
In their centuries-old cellars, they age this wine for 14 to 16 months, according to tradition, in oak barrels. During this time, the wine acquires structure and complexity through stirring of the lees, malolactic fermentation and the influence the barrels have on the wine (olfactory interactions and oxidoreduction).
This Saint Romain has a lovely bright pale yellow colour. Fine and elegant, the nose is fruity with elderberry and citrus peel notes on a mineral background. Full-bodied with discreet oak, this supple and fleshy wine has a pleasant balance with a very tasty finish. It would be delicious with pike quenelles with béchamel sauce.
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As low as: £240.50As a buyer, you get to try some really great wine... It's the whole point of the job. So when we were asked to select between us the 6 wines we're currently drinking on special occasions we were able to include some really stunning bottles. There's some weird and wonderful stuff in here (an underwater wine for starters) as well as some classics".
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