Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
In the right hands, the often overlooked Aligoté grape variety can shine. Using grapes from 60-year-old vines gives this Aligoté a beautiful concentration with a lovely balance of power, richness and acidity. It has a lovely finish of nougat and toasted hazelnuts.
2018 began with a warm spring and budburst in early April. The entire vintage continued ahead of schedule, with flowering in mid-June followed by a rapid fruit set. Ripening continued at a good pace, with warm temperatures and minimal rainfall during August. The harvest began at the end of August, around two weeks earlier than average. The grapes were in exceptional health and required virtually no sorting. Winemakers across Burgundy were very enthusiastic about the 2018 crop, with the fruit in peak health and the region back to producing good quantities of quality fruit, in comparison to the difficult harvests of recent years.
|Name||`Le Grand A` Aligoté Vin de France|
|Grape varitals||100% Aligoté|