Bourgogne Aligoté “Les Moutots”

Bourgogne Aligoté “Les Moutots” bottle

This regional appellation is harvested in all Burgundy. The appellation has about 3,459 acres. The Burgundian soils are mostly limestone with a good proportion of clay but the variation from a village to another can be decisive for the characteristics of the wine. Although Chardonnay is the most common white variety, winemaker Grégory Patriat decided to vinify old vine Aligoté with the same care as a fine Chardonnay.  The Aligoté vines of "Les Moutots" have an average age of 50 years old and display extraordinary minerality and freshness.

March 25, 2019 | Wine & Spirits
This grows at a vineyard in Chorey-lès-Beaune where the vines are 50 years old, their roots seeming to draw complexity out of the soil. The wine reads as mineral-driven, layered with scents of beeswax and honey, its textural finesse developing over the course of several days. It rested for 16 months, undisturbed, in oak barrels (30 percent new), where it developed that silken texture without losing its delicate perfume of white flowers and herbs.
  • Winemaking

    Aged for 16 months with no racking using a proportion of 30% new French oak barrels that had been toasted at low temperatures for a long time to impart a subtle, delicate touch of oak.

  • Nose

    Citrus fruits and white flowers are jumbling together, pure aromas!

  • Palate

    Bold wine with citrus fruit flavors and a touch of hazelnut. Beautiful vivacity.

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