Albert Bichot

FRANCE, Burgundy

The Bichot family winery is one of the most influential producers in Burgundy. The family settled there in 1350 and in 1831 Bernard Bichot started a wine business in Monthélie, on the Côte de Beaune and his son Hippolyte bought the first vines in Volnay. Son Albert Bichot gave the family business a new impulse at the end of the 19th century and settled permanently in the city of Beaune, where it is still located 5 centuries later. At that time the wines were already famous worldwide.

Since the early 1990s, Albéric Bichot has been at the helm as a new generation. While he fully respects family traditions, he is completely focused on the future. The company has now grown to more than 100 hectares of vineyards over 6 estates on each unique domain, from north to south Burgundy. By having the viticulture, vinification and maturation in the cellars completely in-house, Albert Bichot characterizes its own style. Refined and seductive with the ambition to produce the best wines in the world.


Winemaker & owner

Albert Bichot

Under the leadership of Albéric Bichot, the foundation of the family business has been further strengthened. Sustainable working is an important starting point and all vineyards in the Côte d’Or and the Côte Chalonnaise are now organically certified and we are working hard to expand this to the other vineyards. In addition, there is a long-term relationship with more than 70 other winegrowers where grapes are also purchased. This is crucial for maintaining quality.

During the vinification process there is as little intervention as possible with the aim that the wine is steeped in the terroir and the unique characteristics of the origin of the grapes. The regional wines are produced in Beaune and the other wineries each have their own cellars that have been completely renovated. The wine is carefully transferred by gravity to the vinification barrels or cellars where the wines mature between 12 and 18 months. It is during this important phase that Albert Bichot’s wines acquire their distinctive body and personality and begin to develop their potential.

“Ageing is the art of patience, tasting and respect for all the work that has already gone into the crafting of the wine.


Our philosophy

Refined and easy with the ambition to produce the best wines in the world.

  • Located at the 6 estates of Burgundy’s major regions

  • Family winery with over 5 centuries of experience

  • Minimal intervention results in terroir driven wines

  • Sustainable viticulture with attention for the complex balances of nature


Our wines

The Bichot family winery is one of the most influential producers in Burgundy. They settled there in 1350 and now it has grown to more than 100 hectares of vineyards over 6 estates on each unique domain. Under the leadership of the new generation, it has been completely renovated and preserved, enabling it to produce the world’s best wines.


Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes

Located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, Meursault is one of Burgundy’s flagship villages and among the most reputed. In fact, Meursault is often referred to as the capital of Burgundy’s great whites. There are two types of “terroirs” in Meursault. One is clay-based and produces opulent, generous wines. The other consists of finer soil, and is closer to the limestone bedrock. The latter gives a more mineral, airy and chiseled wine. Our plot, mostly located in the “Charmes Dessus” portion, is fortunate to overlie the two terroirs, and is therefore capable of producing particularly complex nectar.


Generous and flattering, this wine features notes of candied lemon, almonds, white flowers and freshly baked bread. The palate is smooth and velvety without any heaviness, with hints of warm brioche and spice. Long and tasty, the finish reflects the bouquet’s aromas.


Mercurey 1er Cru Champs Martin

Mercurey was named after the Roman temple built here to honor the god Mercury. With 650 ha (1606 acres), 85 “village” vineyards and 32 Premier Crus, Mercurey is the largest of the Côte Chalonnaise’s appellations. In 2005, Albert Bichot’s estates spread to the Chalonnaise slopes, with the creation of “Domaine Adélie” with more than 4 ha (9.8 acres) in the Mercurey appellation. This vineyard faces south. The wine’s finesse tempers all of the power this terroir could have.


This Mercurey Premier Cru “Champs Martin” is fresh, fine and fragrant. Slightly oaked notes complement black fruit aromas on the nose, along with scents of violet, blueberry, blackberry and liquorice. Fleshy and velvety on the palate with flavors of strawberry and vanilla. Highly aromatic finish.