Coteaux Bourguignons is the new designation for Burgundy blends of Pinot and Gamay â€“Â 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 thatâ€™s perfect for summer.
Pichotâ€™s wine is certainly a happy marriage of the two grapes. Thereâ€™s a lovely lighthearted, summer feeling, thanks to Gamayâ€™s refreshment. Followed by Pinotâ€™s addition of earthy, tartness â€“ 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