Bourgogne Aligoté La Vigne Du Professeur Feuillat Blanc 2019
Bourgogne AligotéRégionale - 2019
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 notesGorgeous pale yellow in colour with green highlights and a lovely mineral, flinty nose. Expressive notes of fresh fruit (Williams pear, grape, yellow plum), acid drop candy and a hint of pineapple open up to scents of flowers and wild plants (angelica, rhubarb). Magnificent start to the palate, offering perfect balance between freshness, tautness and finesse. Pleasing vivacity on the finish with delicate flavours of fresh hazelnut and beeswax, along with a slightly saline sensation.