Bourgogne Aligoté

Vieilles Vignes

Bourgogne Aligote is a light white wine the color of white gold with green highlights. Its open, fresh aromas bring to mind fresh grapes, green apple and lemon. On the palate, its liveliness and dominant acidity are complemented by a discreet suppleness. Its aromatic persistence is completed by its lovely finesse.

Bourgogne Aligoté

This ancient Burgundian variety produces lively, tart wines, although our vinification technique gives a wine of greater lightness and suppleness, as it is fermented and matured in barrel. In the mouth it is balanced and open.

The vineyard

Vineyard placement and geology : The 0.14-ha vineyards is between the towns of Gilly-les-Citeaux and Chambolle-Musigny on limestone-rich clay soil. The brown soil is fairly deep, and interspersed with areas of gravel brought down from the hills by a prehistoric river, which give the wine a notable individuality.
Vine age : 80 years
Yield and production : 35-40 hl/ha for an average annual production of 1000 bottles.

The wine

Vinification
Hand-harvested, the bunches are pressed whole, then fermented and matured in older oak barrels for 12 months

Tasting notes

To the eye : the wine is very pale gold with green reflections.
On the nose : it recalls fresh grapes, green apple and lemon, but also flowers such as acacia and hawthorn
On the palate : the wine is lively and fresh with a discreet suppleness.

Drinking tips
The ideal aperitif wine, it becomes the famous Kir when crème de cassis is added. Goes equally well with snails or Burgundian parsleyed ham.
Serve around 12C. To drink within the first five years of its life.