The new organic wine statement will cover wines from Albert Bichot Côte d’Or estates – Domaine du Clos Frantin (7.3 ha) and Château-Gris (3.5 ha) in Nuits-Saint-Georges and Domaine du Pavillon (15 ha) in Pommard – and in Mercurey with Domaine Adélie (7.8 ha).
The vines on these properties have been certified as organically farmed since 2012, but the company wanted to take the initiative further following changes to European regulations. “The decision to make the statement was a signal customers were waiting for”, added the press release.
In addition to its own estates, Albert Bichot is also developing a range of organic wines from grape purchases in a dozen appellations, with partner winegrowers. Similarly, it has announced that it will “continue to extend its organic expertise” to the vines of Domaine Long-Depaquit in Chablis (65 ha) and Domaine de Rochegrès in Moulin-à-Vent (5.2 ha), which are already equipped and partially managed organically or using sustainable vineyard management techniques, depending on the plots.
Albert Bichot is a Beaune family-run company that has been managed since 1996 by Albéric Bichot; it owns 6 estates totalling 105 hectares of vines.