The name of this cuvée refers to the winemaking technique which differs by using the vertical press: type of press used from the middle age until the 1960’s, when is was replaced by the horizontal press (macanical and pneumatic). Here, the vertical press marks the style of this wine.
We cultivate different plots in the heights of Hautes Cotes above 400 me- ters in altitude and assemble them to create this wine. Its complexity comes from the great diversity of soils constituted of marl, clay or lime stone bedrock. We have the privilege to possess old field selections of “Aligoté Doré” or “Golden Aligoté”, making the vines not very productive and production grappes with nice maturity.
Traditional high density vineyard (10 000 vines per ha with Guyot cane pruning) and lyre (double Guyot pruning)
Hand harvest at optimum ripeness.
Vertical press: low and gentle pressing to obtain clear juices and avoid the settling satge
Vinifications: 228 oak barrels.
Long ageing on lees: 12 months in average, with 50% new oak, then a few months in stainless steel before bottling.
TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS
The nose develops a complex and aromatic palette of grapefruit, lychee and honeysuckle. The mouth is precise and intense, with a nice mineral freshness. A gastronomy Aligoté to enjoy with seafood, smoked salmon, dry and mature goat cheese.
Cellaring: 3-7 years.
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