Pierre Naigeon Bourgogne Aligoté Skin Contact 2018

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Pierre Naigeon Bourgogne Aligoté Skin Contact 2018

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Aligoté 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Pierre Naigeon

Tasting notes - Vibrant notes of apricot, pear and peach are complemented by a touch of green tea through to a richly flavoured palate which is beautifully balanced by a bright acidity. 

Pierre Naigeon Bourgogne Aligoté Skin Contact 2018

Vibrant notes of apricot, pear and peach are complemented by a touch of green tea through to a richly flavoured palate beautifully balanced by a bright freshness.

Producer Note

Pierre Naigeon is a leading and renowned producer in the Côtes de Nuits. The Naigeon family has been established in Gevrey-Chambertin for over 150 years. They acquired some vines and started to produce wine in 1890. The estate remained reasonably small until 2003 when Pierre purchased more land increasing their holdings to 11.5 hectares. Pierre Naigeon believes passionately in sustainable farming, without the use of herbicides. He believes in non-interventionist winemaking and aims to produce wines full of fragrance, revealing the natural terroir. The average age of his vines is remarkably high, mostly over 50 years, which endows the wines with an extraordinary quality, maturity and concentration.

Vintage

A wet winter and spring built soil reserves which proved to be key for the forthcoming growing season. A cold snap in February allowed the vines to rest and allowed the sap to descend. Warm weather in April pushed the vines development forward and the warm weather continued throughout the summer. 2018 was a hot, dry vintage which resulted in little disease pressure in the vineyard. Harvest took place under warm conditions; the grapes were exceptionally healthy and picking dates were chosen carefully to ensure the richness of fruit was balanced by good acidity. 2018 is an excellent vintage for quantity as well as quality.

Vineyard

The grapes come from two parcels: one located just under the village of Fixin and the second in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits by the village of Segrois. Both parcels are situated at an elevation of over 280 metres above sea level where the soils are clay and limestone. The vines are cultivated organically without the use of herbicides and insecticides and the vineyard is in conversion to organic status.

Winemaking

Pierre’s philosophy is to make wines as naturally as possible, without additions, creating balanced wines from the outset. The whole bunches of Aligoté grapes were cooled for two to four days on the skins prior to pressing, in order to naturally extract the ‘terroir aromas’ from the skins. This skin contact process also imparts the wine with richness on the palate. The grapes were then pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts before being aged for one year in French oak barrels. The wine was vinified in a gravity-fed winery without the use of pumps. The wine was not fined or filtered prior to bottling.

Tasting Note

Vibrant notes of apricot, pear and peach are complemented by a touch of green tea through to a richly flavoured palate which is beautifully balanced by a bright acidity.

Grape

Aligoté 100%

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Bottles Per Case 6
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Vintage 2018
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