Gouffier Cuvee Aquaviva Bourgogne Aligote 2017

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Gouffier Cuvee Aquaviva Bourgogne Aligote 2017

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 2017

An 'orange' wine with subtle notes of tropical fruit
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 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.


Vintage
The 2017 vintage in Burgundy enjoyed mild weather conditions throughout the
growing period. The season was marked by an alternation of warm and sunny days,
with rainy and overcast days, which allowed the grapes to ripen gradually. The
harvest produced good quality berries with wonderful balance.


Vineyard
The vineyard is situated in the heart of the AOC Bourgogne Aligoté in 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 debudding, 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 on the skins to
impart the delicate orange colour to the wine. The wine was aged in old, 228 litre
French oak barrels, with regular bâtonnage imparting texture and complexity.
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 stone fruit and candied citrus, complemented
by mineral nuances. Fresh and vibrant, with a lovely rich mouthfeel.


Grape
Aligoté 100%

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