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.
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.
Citrus fruits and white flowers are jumbling together, pure aromas!
Bold wine with citrus fruit flavors and a touch of hazelnut. Beautiful vivacity.