2018 Vincent Girardin Bourgogne Aligote

Burgundy, France

Crunchy and satisfying Aligote - the bargain white of Burgundy.


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Categories: World of Wine

About the Wine

Aligote is often overlooked as the "second white grape" in Burgundy, given that Chardonnay is much more famous, more widely planted, and generally creates wines with a lot more character and ageability. Nevertheless, this grape – which was only recorded for the first time in the 18th century – makes some lovely, fresh wines, and is back on the rise.

The Vincent Girardin Bourgogne Aligote is sourced from 50-year-old vines planted on clay and limestone. With lots of acidity and a lovely mouthfeel, there are pear and apple aromas and flavours, as well as citrus and vanilla. The wine is graceful and delicate, with a pleasant citrus finish.

About Maison Vincent Girardin

The story begins in Santenay where Vincent’s father, Jean Girardin, divided up his estate between his four children when Vincent attained the age of 18 in 1982, which each sibling receiving three hectares. Vincent began to bottle his own wines, purchased some additional vineyards and rented others. A negociant business was started In 1994, and as this thrived Vincent was albe to increase his vineyard holdings.

Presently the domaine has almost 22 hectares, almost all in white wine appellations, with plans to increase this. Early picking, less new oak and a search for vibrancy in whites and reds are the hallmarks of this Domain, which has been fully biodynamic from 2008, undergoing certification from 2009.

Domaine Vincent Girardin
Domaine Vincent Girardin
Burgundy, France
Additional Info

From the Producer

For some years now Maison Vincent Girardin has upheld its "Très Haute Couture" code of winegrowing practices.

After experimenting with biodynamic methods between 2007 and 2010, we now give preference to the purchase of grapes from vineyards managed according to the following principles:

*No herbicides or insecticides,

*Deep ploughing,

*Use of natural composts from farms in the Burgundy region,

*High trellising for better photosynthesis,

*Manual harvests with sorting in the vineyard and in the vat room

Whether it is the Grands Vins of Meursault or the Grands Crus of Puligny-Montrachet, or any of the Grands Vins produced by Maison Vincent Girardin, they are all made with a commitment to the same principles, i.e. the most natural vinification possible.

Blend : Aligote (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Domaine Vincent Girardin
Domaine Vincent Girardin
Burgundy, France

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