Bourgogne — Aligoté 2020
A Wine That
shows why this variety is Burgundy's other queen, and can stand side by side with Chardonnay. Since day one, the De Moors have been equally committed to this grape, and their expression of it shows why it has captured the hearts of sommeliers all around the world. With a delightful lime zestiness and a subtle, smoky minerality, this is simply a delight to drink. The perfect bottle to surprise fellow winelovers at a dinner party.
This bottle is a rare find that we would like to share with many of you. We are therefore limiting the purchase to ONE BOTTLE ONLY per customer please, thank you for your understanding!
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- Winemaker: De Moor
Where and How?
This is Aligoté planted by the De Moors in 1995, in the little Chitry appellation of Burgundy, farmed organically on clay-limestone soils.
The wine fermented naturally (alcoholic and malolactic), and aged for a year in old barrels and stainless steel tanks, after which it was bottled unfined and unfiltered, with just a touch of sulphites
Is it just us, or does even just the name "De Moor" evoke some kind of mythical, French Wuthering Heights-esque vibe? And we know it’s not about the labels, but the labels of these bottles - drawn by Olivier himself - with their trees, stars and moons, further heighten this mythical realm.
However, when you meet Alice & Olivier, no - they are not woodland pixies or land-dwelling merpeople. They are down-to-earth, grounded people who live from their land. In today’s wine world, they have been risen to cult status, but this all began from a simple desire to work somewhat differently to their neighbours; ie. without chemicals. Slowly but surely, wine drinkers and fellow winemakers came to realise that their wines evoked something different to the straightjacket, tightrope wines that Chablis had become famous for. Instead, these were wines with a little more wiggle, a little more emotion. There was something else to be found in those bottles, and without knowing it themselves, they kickstarted what would become a Burgundian revolution.