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Bourgogne Aligoté

The Vineyard

The grapes producing our Bourgogne Aligoté are grown on three plots named «Corvée Jean Brun», «Les Vallerots» and «Les Castaings» in the commune of Magny-lès-Villers.

Area

2,12 ha

Altitude and exposure

340 m - South and Southeast facing

Soil

Brown silty clay soil with limestone deposits

Grape variety

Aligoté doré or Golden Aligoté, average age 65 years, Cordon Royat trained

Density

10,000 vines / hectare on low trellising

Cultural method

Minimal chemical intervention

The Cellar

Picked by hand at peak maturity, the grapes are carefully sorted and gently pressed. After settling, the must is racked of its lees and into inox tank for fermentations and aging for 12 to 16 months. A light fining and filtration before bottling.

Production

Average 3 000 bottles per annum

Format

75cl bottles. For larger sizes contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year.

The Tasting

Color

Bright, clear, gold

Aromatic

Nut, yellow flesh fruits, near to a terpenic profile with hint of moss or incense

Palate

Full, round and generous with a good weight and a smooth ripe structure.

The Service

Service temperature

10°C

Aeration

Ideally served in tulip glasses.

Potential Guard

5-8 years

Food and wine pairing

Delicious with vegetable starters, salad or shellfish. Also a good choice with cream and fresh cheese.