Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Aligoté 2020
Facts about the wine
Winery: Joseph Drouhin
Region: France / Bourgogne / Bourgogne Aligoté
Wine style: Burgundy White
Alcohol content: 12%
Allergens: Contains sulfites
Grape Variety :
Site: the grapes originate from Burgundy, mainly Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Hautes Côtes de Nuits and Côte Châlonnaise.
Histoire & tradition: the main grapes of Burgundy are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but an ancient varietal called Aligot or Aligoté is preserved in a few parcels and cultivated with passion and care.
Soil: clay and limestone. The Aligoté grape is often planted in the same vineyards as Chardonnay (in the old days, it was not rare to have several varietals planted together).
Plantation density: 10,000 vine stocks/hectare.
Yield: 62 hl/ha, purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir
Supply: grapes and wine purchased from regular suppliers.
Press: pneumatic press.
"Débourbage": decanting of white wine to reduce sediment.
Stainless-steel vats (5 to 7 months).
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
"A wine that is always fresh and aromatic. The colour is pale yellow, with green reflections. On the nose, aromas of fresh grape, slightly acidic. Fresh on the palate, sometimes with a pleasant "gunflint" note. Good balance between softness and acidity".
2021 required great technical skill as vinification had to be very precise. The whites show wonderful freshness. Carefully sculpted, the wines offer citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit. They reveal some fine balance.
Temperature: 12/13°C (53-55°F).
Cellaring: 1 to 3 years.