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Bourgogne Aligoté 'Raisins Dorés' 2018


A Wine That

comes from the prized 'golden' historic selection of Aligoté — these berries are golden, the wine is golden, and it tastes golden, too. Like honeysuckle with lime blossom and a tiny lick of honeycombe, it's a wine that's not only a crowdpleaser, but one that 'tastes of more'.

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  • Winemaker: Michel Lafarge
Bourgogne Aligoté 'Raisins Dorés' - 2018
















Where and How?

This comes from a small 0.8 hectare vineyard of Aligoté Doré; the massal _golden _selection of Aligoté, meaning it portrays the historical genetics of the variety and produces high quality, interesting wine. The vineyard was planted in 1937; a real treasure; and is farmed biodynamically by Lafarge.
The whole bunches are pressed directly, after which the wine starts fermenting naturally in stainless steel. It ages for between 3-6 months in older barrels.

The Winemaker: Michel Lafarge

The Volnay domaine of Lafarge is one of a very small handful of domaines in Burgundy that never planted clones, meaning every one of their vineyard represents an incredibly diverse history of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Aligoté.
They maintain traditions and legacies through their vine material and fermenting all their wines naturally (a lab yeast has never even entered their cellar), but they're also very forward-thinking. Their latest planting, for example, is circular: to make it easier to plough, but also to introduce nature's vortex into a planting system.

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