Winery: Maison Albert Bichot
Interviewee: Mr. Christophe Bichot & Alberic Bichot
The Bichot family’s emblem is a deer and the family only became attached to vines and wines during the 19th century. At the end of the 19th century, his grandson Albert Bichot brought new impulsion to the business and definitively installed its headquarters in Beaune. The family heritage has been perpetuated from father to son since then.
Since 1996, Albéric Bichot represents the 6th generation managing the company. Guarantor of the family tradition, he is driving the House towards its latest challenges and is adapting it to changing markets and consumer demand. Under his momentum, an upstream quality control strategy was developed at the beginning of the 1980s. In the logic of getting the best fruit to create the best wine and best express terroir, Albert Bichot has acquired vineyards in the most reputed growing areas. In addition to this expertise as a wine – grower, Albert Bichot carefully sources grapes in order to vinify, and age its “négoce” wines and therefore control quality as far as possible.