maison bichot – white winemakers of the year(?)


I little birdie tells that Alain Serveau of Maison Albert Bichot is the IWC’s white ‘winemaker’ of the year. Those are my quotation marks given that Alan probably didn’t get his hands too dirty during the process, rather I expect he provided the ‘direction’ 😉 Well done Alan – a friendly and humble man.

Apparently the Corton-Charlemagne of Bichot’s Domaine du Pavillon 2009 was the winner of both the 2011 White Burgundy Trophy and the ‘French White’ Trophy. I have to say that a bottle of the 2001 earlier this year was nothing short of tremendous!

For the reds it’s another ‘Burgundian’ winemaker – Patrick Landanger – who also scooped IWC Champion Red Wine of the year with his 2009 villages Chambolle. I really must catch up with what he’s doing in Volnay!

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