Bourgogne Aligoté

2019
France
Burgundy

100% Aligoté. The de Moors have a 2.5-hectare parcel of mainly Aligoté down the road from Courgis in a village called Chitry-Le-Fort. They planted the parcel, named Champagne, starting in 1995 (it also includes some Chardonnay that goes into their Bourgogne Chitry bottling). The exposure is northwest and the soils are 25-30 centimeters of clay over hard limestone rock. The farming is certified-organic and the harvest by hand. The fruit is destemmed, gently pressed and fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts and without sulfur in tank. The wine goes through malo and is aged on its lees without bâtonnage or racking in mainly enamel-lined steel tanks for close to a year. Bottling is generally without fining or filtering in the fall following the vintage; it is the only time a touch of sulfur is added to the wine. 

90 points
"The 2018 Bourgogne Aligoté, which comes from 20- to 25-year-old vines and sees no wood contact, has a pretty bouquet of yellow plum, candle wax and orange pith, all well defined and elegant. The palate is balanced with a smooth entry. Pure and lively, with hints of ginger interlaced on the finish. Enjoy this over the next 2–3 years."
Neal Martin,
Vinous Media
, September 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0964-19
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Aligoté
Farming Type: 
Organic