2017
Aligote "Les Moutots"

Aligote
Description

This regional appellation may be cultivated throughout wine-growing Burgundy. The appellation covers a surface area of approximately 1,400 hectares. Burgundy's soils are clay-limestone based, but variations between villages can have significant influence on the characteristics of the wines. This is why careful selection is essential for crafting the finest wines. “Les Moutots” is a specific “climat” located near Chorey-Lès-Beaune.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Pale and bright yellow color

Aroma: 

Aromas of white flowers, lemony and mineral notes. 
 

Palate: 

Freshness attack, we find the aromas of citrus in the mouth. Some grilled notes in the finale.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage, the epitome of Bourgogne elegance. After spending the winter building up their strength, the vines profited fully from a very warm spring, with budburst in early April ensuring a head start in terms of the growth cycle that was maintained right up to the harvest. The plants progressed from stage to stage free from hindrance, and by mid-June, were flowering before rapid fruit set. An early vintage was confirmed. During the summer, a few spells of heatwave alternated with more mixed weather. However, ripening continued at a good pace and by the end of August, the first grapes were being picked, two weeks ahead of average. Harvesting continued until mid-September as each plot reached peak maturity. The grapes were in exceptional health and required virtually no sorting. Everyone was very enthusiastic about this fabulous fruit, its peak ripeness, and the volumes produced.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100 % Aligoté
  • Months in Barrel: 18
  • Oak: 30% new French oak
  • Aging Potential: 5-8 years
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Delicate White Fish or Poultry Dishes
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
SKU:
1JBBAFW317
$30