Bourgogne Aligoté La Vigne Du Professeur Feuillat 2020
Bourgogne AligotéRégionale - 2020
PhilosophyLong underestimated, the Aligoté grape is undergoing a revival thanks to the work of a few passionate winegrowers. It is important for the House of Edouard Delaunay to take part in this revival. Our Aligoté is a terroir wine, hailing from a plot of vines that are located just a few hundred metres from our winery.
TerroirThe grapes for this wine come from a plot of old Aligoté vines that were planted by ProfessorFeuillat, Laurent Delaunay’s oenology professor. Located on the historic hill that faces the Château de Charmont, this plot faces southeast on a steep slope at altitudes of between 420 and 450m, with white soil that contains a very high proportion of limestone. It is located very close to the Saint-Vivant Abbey whose monks developed and crafted the famed Romanée Saint-Vivant in the Middle Ages. This abbey was fortunately saved and is maintained thanks to a major sponsorship operation in which the Delaunay family, who are very attached to the site, are active participants.
Vinfication and ageingThis was the last plot we harvested in September 2018. The grapes were handpicked at the peak of ripeness with a high acidity level, which is sought after for this varietal. Following gentle pressing, fermentation started in tanks and then the must was transferred to 2, 3 and 4-year-old oak barrels to finish the vinification process. Ageing was short, lasting only 4 months, on the lees with regular stirring. The wine was bottled early, after malolactic fermentation was complete so as to capture all of its fresh, floral aromas.
Tasting notesBeautiful pale yellow in colour boasting a gorgeous pure nose featuring expressive notes of stinging nettle, freshly cut herbs, a touch of lemon, mandarin, a basket of fruit. A taut, chiselled wine that is clean and extremely refreshing. Starts off fabulously on the palate, allying freshness and maturity with mineral notes of flint and a finish reminiscent of barley sugar.