The Bourgogne Aligote appellation is reserved to white wines from the aligoté grape variety, grown all over the Bourgogne region.
Aligoté: white and vigorous variety. The fruits are bigger and more abundant than Chardonnay.
AVERAGE PRODUCTION AUTHORIZED
Limestone and clay
PLOT SURFACE AREA
2 hectares 10 ares (1 hectare = 10,000 m2 = 24 “ouvrées”)
4,000 bottles + bulk wine sold to wine merchants
Vineyard work philosophy: sustainable farming. No herbicides used in our vineyards since 2000, replaced by hilling up/de-hilling in winter and plowing in the spring. Systematic de-budding. Hand-picked only.
Vinification: traditional fermentation in stainless steel tank.
Aging: 14 months on thin lees.
Characteristics: Bourgogne Aligote is a fresh white wine with a floral nose (acacia, hawthorn). With its tender and flowing mouthfeel, this wine softens your taste buds with nutty flavors on the finish.
Pairing: prime example of an aperitif wine, it turns into Kir when paired with crème de cassis. It goes great with grilled fish. Its sharpness and riffs of citrus make a great match with the saline character of oysters, with goat cheese, salads and tabbouleh. Loyal partner of burgundy Gougères, snails and parsley seasoned ham.
Serving temperature: 11 to 12°C
Aging potential: best in its young years (1 to 4 years)