Les Malconsorts is an exceptional
Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru. Albert Bichot is lucky enough to own 1.75 ha (4.3
acres) of this jewel, which is located close to legendary vineyards
(less than 400 metres from Romanee-Conti and less than 600 metres from
The name "Malconsorts" suggests that this land must once have been at
the origin of disputes between “mauvais consorts” (bad partners), from
the Latin word CONSORS meaning "associate, partner". These litigants
would have had a common interest in a case. The prefix "Mal-" would
indicate that they conducted themselves inappropriately over land that
they owned jointly.
Tasting The nose is fine and complex with
delicate primary aromas enhanced by a subtle touch of oak. Soft, fruity
notes end on a spicy finish. After a few minutes, subtle notes of
peppermint and cedar develop. On the palate, all the crispiness of Pinot Noir with very pleasing, smooth, mouth-filling tannic texture.
Food/wine pairing Try this Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru "Les Malconsorts" with red meats, game in sauce, and the majority of cheeses.
Serving and keeping Serve between 16 and 17°C (60°F - 63°F).
This wine may be cellared for 7 to 10 years or more.