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  • Bertrand Machard de Gramont Bourgogne Aligoté 2014
  • Bertrand Machard de Gramont Bourgogne Aligoté 2014

Bertrand Machard de Gramont Bourgogne Aligoté 2014

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When you think White Burgundy, you’re probably thinking about Chardonnay. But there is another white wine – Aligoté (ah-lee-go-TAY). If Grand Cru Chardonnay is what you drink for Christmas dinner, Aligoté is what you drink for breakfast. We've had such a great response from our customers for the wines from Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont, we're giving you first crack at their only white : a Bourgogne Aligoté from the highest elevation vineyard in the Cote d’Or, called Le Chêne du Cour


Surrounded by forest, the vineyard is located next to the ruins of the Abbaye Saint Vivant, which during the middle ages housed the monks who lent their name to the Grand Cru Romanée St Vivant. Today, the ruins of the Abbaye are owned by the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, but despite several “anonymous” inquiries the Aligoté vineyard is still owned by Machard de Gramont. These grapes have noble neighbors, and are grown on "noble" Burgundian clay-limestone soil, organically farmed and hand-harvested (see pictures below).

There are very few producers making high quality Aligoté. Axelle tends to the vineyards and the winemaking with the same care as her Nuits Saint Georges. Unusual for Aligoté, it’s aged for 18 months (!) before release, 50% in used barrels and 50% in stainless steel.
 
The 2014 Bourgogne Aligoté is a well-rounded, mineral white with a mouthwatering citrus nose. Think of a cross between the richness of Chablis and Chassagne with a bit of freshness from Sauvignon Blanc. Pair it with a seafood dinner or open for a group of friends at happy hour. And it might be the world’s best brunch wine.

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