Background: The 18th-century château derives its name from Cru de Bichon (bichon = a small oak tree). | 1919 The first wines were made in 1919 by Jean-François Lespinasse’s grandparents. | 1981 Jean-François Lespinasse’s parents inherited the estate in 1981. Jean-François and his wife Marie now run it.
Vineyards: 2015 12.5ha (31 acres), 1/3 white, 2/3 red.
Organic certification: 2012 First vintage with full organic certification.
Graves Blanc Sec AOC, Château Bichon-Cassignols: 1994 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Gooseberry citrus fruit lacking some lift at the estate 3rd October 1996. | 2014 60% Sémillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc. Clean, creamy, neutral at Millésime Bio Jan 2015.
Graves Rouge AOC, Le Petit Bichon: The entry-level, unoaked red.
Graves Rouge AOC, Château Bichon-Cassignols: 2012 54% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon. Creamy dark fruit & chocolate (Millésime 2015).
Graves Rouge AOC, Château Bichon-Cassignols, Grande Réserve: 2000 Cabernet and Merlot.
50 avenue Edouard Capdeville, F-33650 La Brède (Gironde), France
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