First bottle here is from Maison Albert Bichot, probably the biggest of the Beaune negociants. By the standards of Burgundy, Maison Albert Bichot is a large producer: Perhaps smaller than Jadot but larger than Drouhin, owning over 100 hectares of vineyards and vinifying ~150 they are similar in size to Bouchard Père et Fils. Still family owned since 1831, it is now the sixth generation of Bichots at the helm – Albéric Bichot. Pouilly Fuisse 1997, 13%ABV / 75cl.
The Adolphe Fougeres & Cie Pouilly Fume 1998 has been bottled at 12.5%ABV / 75cl x 2.
This appellation from southern Burgundy is located in the Mâconnais region around the villages of Fuissé, Solutré, Pouilly, Vergisson and Chaintré. Calcic brown soil and limestone overlie Lias marls on the lower south and east facing slopes of the rocky spurs of Solutré and Vergisson. These terroirs yield gorgeous white wines that often require a few years of ageing before reaching their full potential, which makes these bottles about ripe for drinking!