Domaine du Pavillon

This domaine is in Pommard and is part of the Bichot empire, but run very much as a separate domaine, as are their other domaines, Clos Frantin in Nuits-St-Georges and Long Depaquit in Chablis. The Grand Cru Corton Clos de la Maréchaudes is from a 1er Cru monopole vineyard that sits just below another monopole of the domaine. The soil is brown limestone, scree and clay and the wine is aged in 30% new oak barrels. Whist the Grand Cru is a very good wine we feel that this mini version offers great rapport qualité/prix and has enough drive to stop it being heavy and cumbersome. The 2010, with its additional bite, is a particularly good example. The Meursault 1er Cru Charmes is quite old school and certainly quite Charmes in style. Part of their just over one hectare plot is on the clay-rich part of the vineyard and the rest is on the finer, light topsoil over rock part which makes for a great combination of richness and energy. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in 60% new oak whilst ageing for fifteen months is done in 30% new oak. The result is smoky, rich wine of density and power that has balance and depth and tastes just as Meursault should. The vines for the Corton-Charlemagne come from the lieu dit Les Languettes, which has a south-east exposition and lots of brown limestone. It is aged in 30% new oak and has that classic Corton raciness combined with a little spice and oak sappiness. It offers great value for a Grand Cru

Winemaker: Alain Serveau

Hectares: 16 hectares

Parcels:
Aloxe-CortonBeaune, Meursault (red and white), Pommard, Meursault 1er Cru, Pommard 1er Cru, Volnay 1er Cru, Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru, Beaune 1er Cru, Corton Grand Cru, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Website: www.albert-bichot.com/en/domaine-du-pavillon_21.html

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