Aligoté Vieilles vignes 2017
A beautiful clean golden colour and an intense nose rich with flavours of acacia, hawthorn and peach. The wine is rounded with aromas of white flowers accompanied with hints of citrus flavours, Beautifully balance and elegance between mouthwatering freshness and rich, intense fruitiness. The wine is supported by a superb fresh acidity.
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.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!
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|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||Aligoté vines planted in the 1940s.|
|Exposure||West exposure slope of 5 to 15%|
|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||Aging is carried out for 12 to 18 months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks before filtration and bottling.|
|Aging||from 10 to over 20 years depending on the vintage|
|Aspect||A beautiful, clear and golden wine|
|Nose||an intense nose rich with flavours of acacia, hawthorn and peach.|
|Mouth||The wine is rounded with aromas of white flowers accompanied with hints of citrus flavours, Beautifully balance and elegance between mouthwatering freshness and rich, intense fruitiness. The wine is supported by a superb fresh acidity.|
|Accords||Serve as an operative or with oysters, tabouleh, steamed vegetables goats cheese, Comte or Saint-Nectaire.|
|Guide Hachette des vins||2018|
|Millésime 2005||Médaille d'Or|
|DVE guide des vins||86/100|
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