Bourgogne Aligoté Plantation "1902" 2019
A Wine That
we've been hoping to list at LITTLEWINE HQ since its inception, and hooray — the day has finally come! This is not only one of our favourite Aligotés, but one of our favourite white wines. From vines planted in 1902 (yes, really!) this is the kind of wine that makes it hard for you to take notes — but isn't that the point of great wine? It makes you stop and think. Bright, moreish, instantly refreshing, yet with layers upon layers to discover under the surface.
This bottle is a super 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 from the De Moors' iconic Chitry vineyard, planted in 1902 — making this some of the oldest Aligoté vines in the world, and farmed organically with love.
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.
The Winemaker: De Moor
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.