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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