Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Bourgogne Aligoté
WHY WE LOVE IT
- A highlight for us this year and something different – Low yielding Aligoté vines from a 2.5 acre plot.
Varietal Composition: 100% Aligoté
Elaboration: Temperature controlled fermentation occurs at 64° F in order to obtain the desired level of fruit structure. Wines stay in the cellar for 6 to 7 months where it undergoes malolactic fermentation, which allows a stabilizing of the structure of the wine.
Tasting Notes: The grape variety Aligoté produces lively wines with freshness. A pale gold color. Nose of citrus and hawthorn.
Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur was established on the slopes of Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1596, and is currently managed by Yvan Dufouleur and his uncle Xavier. The Dufouleur family sold the negociant arm of their business, “Dufouleur Père et Fils,” in 2006, wanting to focus exclusively on estate bottled wines. Four hundred years is a long time for any winery, and through the centuries the family has acquired a whopping 28 hectares of prime vineyard sites extending from Fixin to Santenay. This portfolio includes the exclusive ownership of Fixin Clos du Chapitre Premier Cru. Farming is natural, and cellar work is hands-off. These sensory, revelatory wines are a must for anyone interested in distinctive Burgundy.