Gouffier Cuvee Aquaviva Bourgogne Aligote 2020

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Gouffier Cuvee Aquaviva Bourgogne Aligote 2020

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Aligoté 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gouffier

Tasting notes - An ‘orange’ wine with subtle notes of stone fruit and candied citrus, complemented by mineral nuances. Fresh and vibrant, with a lovely rich mouthfeel.

Gouffier Cuvee Aquaviva Bourgogne Aligote 2020

An 'orange' wine with subtle notes of tropical fruit and
green pear enhanced by vanilla oak. This unusual,
complex and richly textured wine has a remarkable saline
and mouthwatering finish.
Producer Note
Gouffier owns five and a half hectares of vineyard in the villages of Fontaines and
Mercurey in Côte Chalonnaise. Historically it was run by the Gouffier family for
generations until Jerome Gouffier handed over the reins to his close friend Frédéric
Gueugneau, formerly at La Chablisienne. Since 2011, Frédéric and oenologist Benoît
Pagot has brought about a new style of winemaking. They follow an organic
philosophy to create wines that are modern and approachable, but with all the style
and panache of good Burgundy. They have created a collection of wines of
outstanding originality, verve and spirit.

Vineyard
The vineyard is situated in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise. The climate is continental,
with warm summers and cold winters. The vineyard has been cultivated sustainably
since 2011. The double Guyot trained vines are carefully managed between the spring
and summer months to ensure optimal conditions for healthy, mature grapes at harvest
time; with strict de-budding, leaf thinning and ploughing of the soil. The vines are grown
in marly-chalk soils from the Jurassic period.
Winemaking
The Aligoté grapes were harvested once they had achieved optimum maturity and
were carefully sorted in the cellar. The grapes were very delicately transferred via a
conveyor belt directly to a stainless steel tank in order to retain the integrity of the fruit.
Whole-bunch fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 20°C on the skins to
impart the delicate orange colour to the wine. The wine was aged old, 228 litre
French oak barrels for 12 months. Working in partnership with their cooper based in
Cognac, since the 2013 vintage Gouffier has been experimenting with using oak from
the state forests of Fontaine, just a few miles from the vines, endeavouring to stay true
to the local terroir.
Tasting Note
An ‘orange’ wine with subtle notes of green tea and candied citrus, complemented by
mineral nuances. Fresh, vibrant and richly textured with remarkable saline and
mouthwatering finish.
Grape
Aligoté 100%
Winemaker: Frédéric
Gueugneau
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Bourgogne Aligoté
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%

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