Gouffier par Gouffier Bourgogne Aligote 2020

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Gouffier par Gouffier Bourgogne Aligote 2020

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Aligoté 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Gouffier

Tasting notes - A charmingly crisp and refreshing wine with vibrant citrus fruit complemented by a mouthwatering saline note. Beautifully textured, with great purity of fruit and delicate oak spice through to a long, cleansing finish.

Gouffier par Gouffier Bourgogne Aligote 2020

A refreshing yet textured wine with vibrant citrus fruits and
a mouthwatering saline note combined with
mouthwatering richness.
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.
Vineyard
The vineyard is based in Fontaines, in the Côte Chalonnaise, where the vines are grown
at between 200 and 300 metres above sea-level. The climate is typical for Burgundy:
continental, with warm summers and cold winters. The soils are limestone-clay, which
produce wines of great finesse and complexity. The vineyard has been sustainably
farmed since 2011, with ploughing replacing weed-killers and copper and sulphur
treatments used only when required. The vines are carefully managed between the
spring and summer months to ensure optimal conditions for healthy, mature grapes at
harvest time; with pruning, strict debudding and leaf thinning being undertaken by
hand to reduce the yields. The vineyard is currently in conversion to organic status.
Winemaking
The Aligoté grapes were hand-harvested once they had achieved optimum maturity
and were carefully selected. 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 selected yeast in old French oak at 20°C. The wine was matured on the lees for 12
months in 228 and 450 litre barrels, with malolactic conversion taking place in the
spring. Working in partnership with their cooper, 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 charmingly crisp and refreshing wine with vibrant citrus fruit complemented by a
mouthwatering saline note. Beautifully textured, with great purity of fruit and delicate
oak spice through to a long, cleansing finish.
Grape
Aligoté 100%
Winemaker: Frédéric
Gueugneau
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Bourgogne Aligoté
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%

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