Bourgogne Aligoté

Appellation Régionale
Bourgogne Aligoté

Grape Variety :

Aligoté.

Vineyard

Site: the grapes originate from Burgundy, mainly Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Hautes Côtes de Nuits and Côte Châlonnaise.
Histoire & tradition: the main grapes of Burgundy are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but an ancient varietal called Aligot or Aligoté is preserved in a few parcels and cultivated with passion and care.
Soil: clay and limestone. The Aligoté grape is often planted in the same vineyards as Chardonnay (in the old days, it was not rare to have several varietals planted together).

Viticulture

Plantation density: 10,000 vine stocks/hectare.
Pruning: Guyot.
Yield: 62 hl/ha, purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir

Vinification

Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers.
Press: pneumatic press.
"Débourbage": decanting of white wine to reduce sediment.

Ageing

Stainless-steel vats (5 to 7 months).

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"A wine that is always fresh and aromatic. The colour is pale yellow, with green reflections. On the nose, aromas of fresh grape, slightly acidic. Fresh on the palate, sometimes with a pleasant "gunflint" note. Good balance between softness and acidity".

Vintage

This vintage produced wines of various styles, some with a rather high acidity level, others offering roundness. The main factor has been the frost. The vines hit by this severe spring frost very often matured later, giving fairly nervous wines, whereas the plots spared by frost reached a more precocious maturity. Many beautiful wines in this multi-faceted vintage.

Serving

Temperature: 12/13°C (53-55°F).
Cellaring: 1 to 3 years.