Bourgogne Aligoté 2017
A limpid golden wine with a lively nose of acacia, hawthorn, apple and peach. There is a mineral freshness which is typical of the terroir which is accompanied by a fruity body of peach and white flowers. The wine is rounded and elegant with a refreshing finish.
The Aligoté varietal first emerged in the Bourgogne winegrowing region in the 17th century, and is the result of a cross between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir. It also shares its origins with Chardonnay.
For a long time, the Aligoté grape suffered from being compared to Chardonnay, despite sometimes being planted alongside it in certain prestigious appellations such as Corton-Charlemagne and Montrachet. It flourished on the best hillsides, producing bigger, more plentiful grapes than the Chardonnay varietal.
In 1937, along with the other Bourgogne AOCs, the Aligoté grape received a first sign of recognition, with the creation of the Régionale AOC, Bourgogne Aligoté, which was authorized to be produced right across the Bourgogne winegrowing region.
For the past five years, its reputation has continued to grow. Bourgogne Aligoté is now appreciated by wine lovers for its vivacity and thirst-quenching qualities, and is popular among a hip young clientele.
Bourgogne Aligoté first catches the eye with its pale yellow color with hints of gold.
On the nose, it offers a range of delicious aromas of white-fleshed fruit, white blossom, peach, lemon, linden, acacia, hazelnut, green apple, and sometimes even citrus.
On the tongue, it is always remarkably fresh, with hints of saline and a fruity acidity that ensures good length.
Ideal as an al fresco aperitif in the garden, with lunch on the riverbank, to accompany a barbecue, or for a dinner with friends by the fireside, Bourgogne Aligoté is the perfect accompaniment for a convivial event and is ideal for sharing.
Seafood and oysters would wonderfully enhance its saline notes. With line-caught bass or shellfish, a lightly aged Bourgogne Aligoté would be able to bring out the delicate notes of the seafood.
Try with white meat such as poultry or roast pork, or at the end of a meal with fresh or aged cheese such as Crottin de Chavignol. It will be sublime!
|The vintage||After a chaotic spring and summer, the leniency of September brings a fine balance to the wine.|
|Worldwide Shipping Available||Competitive transport cost|
|A.O.C controlled designation of origin||Designation of Origin Bourgogne Aligoté. Saint-Bris le Vineux Vineyard in the Yonne valley|
|Grape variety||100% Aligoté|
|Terroir||Kimmeridgien from Jurassic , full of small fossilized oysters from the time when the sea covered the Paris Basin.|
|Vineyard||Saint-Bris le Vineux Vineyard in the Yonne valley|
|Vines||Aligotés planted in the early 2010s|
|Exposure||North-east, hilltop, slight slope 5 to 10%|
|Vine growing||H.V.E. High Environmental Value|
|Harvest||Harvest at optimum maturity, destemming, sorting, pneumatic pressing.|
|Winemaking||The winemaking is carried out in stainless steel vats. The natural fermentations are controlled at low temperatures.|
|Breeding||The aging is carried out for 8 to 12 months before filtration and bottling.|
|Aging||10 years and more|
|Aspect||Golden, limpid, brilliant color|
|Nose||A lively nose of acacia, hawthorn, apple and peach.|
|Mouth||There is a mineral freshness which is typical of the terroir which is accompanied by a fruity body of peach and white flowers. The wine is rounded and elegant with a refreshing finish.|
|Accords||Serve as an operative shellfish and vegetable dishes or goats cheese.|
|Guide Hachette des vins||1 Star 2014|
|Tastevinage||2012, 2007, 2005|
|DVE guide des vins||87/100|
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