Coteaux Bourguignons is the new designation for Burgundy blends of Pinot and Gamay –  replacing the old Passe-tout-grains. Blah, blah. The important news is we can now have the best of both grapes at a reasonable price. And in a red wine style that’s perfect for summer.

Pichot’s wine is certainly a happy marriage of the two grapes. There’s a lovely lighthearted, summer feeling, thanks to Gamay’s refreshment. Followed by Pinot’s addition of earthy, tartness – suggesting some food on the table. Super fun and satisfying to drink in any outdoor situation. I can certainly imagine BBQ chicken, or salmon.

ALBERT BICHOT 15 Coteaux Bourguignons, France 556399 Vintages $16.95

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