2020 Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Bourgogne Aligote

2020 Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Bourgogne Aligote

2020 Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Bourgogne Aligote

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Aligoté is the 'other' white grape of Burgundy and not nearly as famous as its sibling: Chardonnay. Although they do share parentage, Aligoté suffered from an image problem and was considered to be an inferior grape variety. Today you can find it scattered across Burgundy, and most notably in it's own appellation, Bouzeron. When planted in the right vineyard and made with great care, Aligoté can offer wines of depth, elegance and minerality that could seriously stand up to Chardonnay.

This tiny Domaine was established by Sylvain Cathiard’s grandfather (who worked for Domaine de la Romanee Conti and later Domaine Lamarche) in the 1930s and was then further built and maintained by Sylvain’s father Andre from 1969 until 1985, when Sylvain himself became involved. The following year, Sylvain set up his own with parcels of vines rented from his father and other vignerons, before taking on his father’s original vineyards. From 2006, he was joined by his son, Sebastian, and they have formed the estate of Sylvain Cathiard et Fils and since 2011 Sebastien is running the domaine with Sylvain retiring.

This Bourgogne Aligote is the only white wine Sebastian makes and it is always in tiny quantities. Offering these up for sale is incredibly difficult, this Aligote is just so pure, energetic and completely delicious. So much praise, rightfully so, is given to the pinot noirs but this humble Aligote is just so so good.

This is a Dry, Medium bodied wine with High acidity and No tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Medium+ finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

Aligoté

Country:

France

Abv:

12.5%

Vintage:

2020

Region:

Bourgogne

pH:
Oaked or Unoaked:

No Oak

Appellation:

Bourgogne Aligoté

Style (R/S):

Dry

Aged Before Release:

Stainless Steel

Farming:

Organic

Drinkability:

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