Bourgogne L'Aligator 2018 — Aligoté
A Wine That
shows what Aligoté - the other white grape of Burgundy - is capable of. The dark horse of the Burgundian grape world, Aligoté has a fantastic vibrant acidity, and is capable of blowing your socks off when in the right hands—hands like those belonging to Isabelle and Jean-Yves. This is biodynamically farmed Burgundy that's tasty as hell and doesn't break the bank. Yes please!
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- Winemaker: Rouges Queues
Where and How?
This is biodynamically farmed Aligoté from a tiny 0.15 hectare plot of vines planted in 1972. The terroir is clay limestone.
The grapes were pressed whole bunch, after which the juice was fermented naturally and aged for ten months. Bottled unfined with a very gentle filtration.
Only 1270 bottles made.
Isabelle and Jean-Yves Vantey are two people whose paths just happened to cross at the right time. Picture the scene: It’s 1993 in the hills of Valais, Switzerland. Jean-Yves, a recent graduate of Vichy, is spending his summer working as a DJ and Isabelle, a Swiss native, is an au pair. It’s snowing outside, the fire is crackling and the raclette is warm…. OK, we digress.
Neither were born into winemaking families, but a shared passion for the good stuff eventually led them to a new life in Burgundy. It was then, in 1998, that Isabelle and Jean-Yves moved into their new home in the Maranges and just one year later acquired a modest 1ha of vines which they crowned Domaine des Rouges Queues. Before they knew it (and truly, they couldn’t quite believe it themselves) they were winemakers.
Then, step by step, they decided to do things a little differently; a little more naturally.