Gouffier En Rateaux Bourgogne Aligote 2020

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Gouffier En Rateaux Bourgogne Aligote 2020

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Aligoté 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Gouffier

Tasting notes - A delightfully crisp white wine with green apple flavours, a good weight from a touch of oak and with a wonderfully fresh, saline finish.

Gouffier En Rateaux Bourgogne Aligote 2020

An elegant and polished example of Aligoté with hazelnut
notes from oak ageing and vibrant notes of mineral and
grapefruit through to a sustained and saline 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 have 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.
The vineyard is based in Fontaine, in the Côte Chalonnaise. The climate is continental,
with warm summers and cold winters. The vineyard has been sustainably farmed since
2011, with ploughing replacing weed-killers and treatments have been significantly
reduced. The vines are carefully managed between the spring and summer months to
ensure optimal conditions for healthy, mature grapes at harvest time; with strict
debudding, leaf thinning and tilling of the soil. The pruning method employed is the
‘Guyot Poussard’ which respects the sap-flow of the vine, reducing the serious
consequences of pruning cuts and optimises the vine’s health. The vines are grown in
marly-chalk soils from the Jurassic period.
The Aligoté grapes were harvested in a healthy condition once they had achieved
optimum maturity and were carefully selected in the cellar. The grapes were very
delicately transferred via a conveyor belt directly to the fermentation vessel in order to
retain the integrity of the fruit. They were then slowly and very gently pressed to extract
the juice. Fermentation took place with natural yeast in old French oak followed by
ageing for 12 months in 228 litre barrels. Lees stirring did not take place. 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
A delightfully crisp white wine with a floral bouquet complemented by citrus notes. This
wine shows a good weight from a touch of oak and with purity of fruit and fresh, saline
Aligoté 100%
Winemaker: Frédéric
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Bourgogne Aligoté
Country: France
Alcohol: 13%

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