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 meters 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 low trained 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 stage Vinifications: 600L oak barrels. Long ageing on lees: 12 months in average, with 1/3 new oak, then a few months in stainless steel before bottling. Our wines are unfiltered, unfined and non-chill-stabilised and may show deposit.
TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS
The nose develops a intense and aromatic palette of grapefruit, lychee and honeysuckle. The mouth is precise and deep, with a nice mineral freshness. A gastronomy Aligoté to enjoy with seafood, smoked salmon, dry and mature goat cheese. Cellaring: 3 to 7 years.
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Varietal: 100% Aligoté Doré Appellation: Bourgogne Aligoté Color: white Wine certified Agriculture Biologique / Organic (Ecocert) Wine certified Biodynamic (Demeter)