Arnaud Boue

Maison Arnaud Boue, Aligote Doré 2020

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Aligote Dore, cross breed between Aligote and Chardonnay, is a unique experience. Rich array of aromatics, you will find refreshing lime flavors, complex flowers, mix minerality, mixed in with a touch of oak. Creamy, yet acidic at the same time, this wine shows an elegant, and unusual, balance. A wine that will satisfy both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc lovers! Vegan wine, produced on the principles of Biodynamic process. Only 75 cases were produced. Only Celerier's Cellar sells this wine in the USA.

25 years old
Sourced from HVE certifed vineyard. Sustainable farming. Organic treatments (only Copper sulphate), Fully plowed in the summer, pruned and harvested by hand. The grass is left for the winter time to let the soil replenish itself.
Full cluster in pneumatic press, juice starts alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tank. Natural fermentation with indigeneous yeast. After 2-3 weeks, it is transferred into French oak barrel for a full Malo lactic fermentation for 10 months. 0% new oak.
Aligoté Doré
75 cases
2020 was very similar to both 2018 and 2019. The warm Winter prevented the soil to refill enough moist and set up the stage for a dry spring. Coming May, a lasting drought took place, followed by a very hot and dry weather in June. This created an opposite effect on the plant that went dormant due to exhaustion, stopping the maturing of the fruits. It resulted with problematic tannins, that stopped maturing while it started so well early in the season. 30% to 40% yield was lost, but the quality was very high. Although the thick skin could have been a real problematic for other vintners, Arnaud applied his signature finesse technique to make sure that he brings forth complexity and the terroirs, instead of a simplistically heavy approach.
Bourgogne Aligote, France
Aligote dore is a mutation of Aligote crossed with Chardonnay. It is indigenous of Bourgogne. In this wine, the Aligote dore is sourced from 2 terroirs of the Cotes de Beaune: the first one is in the plain, primarily clay, facing Volnay and Pommard, while the second one is on the plateau of Pommard. Its complex soil is made of silty clay, limestone, and marl.

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