CHÂTEAU BICHON-CASSIGNOLS is a winery in the Graves region on Bordeaux’s left bank. The first wines were made in 1919 by Jean-François Lespinasse’s grandparents. In 1981 his parents inherited the estate. Jean-François and his wife Marie now run it.
THE NAME of this 18th-century château derives from Cru de Bichon (bichon = a small oak).
VINEYARDS 12.5ha (31 acres), 1/3 white, 2/3 red. Certification 2012+ full organic.
GRAVES BLANC SEC, CHÂTEAU BICHON-CASSIGNOLS 1994 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauv Blanc. Clean, technically correct but lacking lift at the estate 3rd October 1996. 2014 60% Sémillon, 40% Sauv Blanc. Clean, creamy, modern-neutral at Millésime Bio 2015.
GRAVES ROUGE, CHÂTEAU BICHON-CASSIGNOLS 2012 54% Merlot, 46% Cab Sauv. Creamy dark fruit & chocolate at Millésime Bio 2015.
50 avenue Edouard Capdeville, F-33650 La Brède (Gironde), France / +33 (0)188.8.131.52.20 / www.bichonvins.com