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Guy & Yvan Dufouleur

Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Bourgogne Aligote, Burgundy, France

Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Bourgogne Aligote, Burgundy, France

Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Bourgogne Aligoté

Discover the elegance and vibrancy of Burgundy with the 2020 Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Bourgogne Aligoté. This exquisite wine is a testament to the rich heritage and winemaking excellence that has defined the Dufouleur family for over four centuries. Nestled in the heart of the Côte de Nuits, this esteemed domaine showcases the depth and diversity of Burgundy's terroir.

Vineyard Insights:

  • Location: Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits, Burgundy, France
  • Grape Variety: 100% Aligoté
  • Vine Age: 20 years
  • Soil Composition: Stony clay-limestone with lava deposits
  • Altitude: 350 meters
  • Production: 7,000 bottles from 1 hectare 1 are of vineyard

Sustainable Viticulture:

Managed by Yvan Dufouleur and his uncle Xavier, the domaine spans 30 hectares and practices sustainable viticulture. The vines are highly-trained and widely spaced, with grass cover and partial weeding, ensuring the health and vitality of the vineyard and the wine.

Winemaking Process:

The Aligoté grapes undergo a meticulous vinification process, starting with pressing in a stainless-steel pneumatic press. The must is cooled and settled before a month-long fermentation at 18°C, yielding a wine with pronounced fat and fruit characteristics. Aged for 6-7 months in stainless steel vats, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation to enhance its complexity and texture.

Tasting Notes:

The 2020 Bourgogne Aligoté offers a fresh and lively expression of the Aligoté varietal. A pale gold hue leads to a bouquet of citrus and hawthorn, with each vintage bringing its own unique aromatic profile. The wine is vibrant and refreshing on the palate, making it a versatile companion to a wide range of dishes.

Food & Wine Pairings:

Perfect as an aperitif, significantly when transformed into the iconic KIR cocktail with a drop of crème de cassis. This Aligoté also pairs beautifully with charcuterie, trout, snails, and grilled fish, showcasing its adaptability and enhancing the flavors of the cuisine.

Serving Suggestions:

To fully appreciate its lively character and aromatics, serve this Aligoté chilled at 10°C. Ideal for enjoyment between 2022 and 2025, this wine is ready to drink now but will continue to evolve gracefully.

Embark on a journey through the storied landscapes of Burgundy with the 2020 Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Bourgogne Aligoté. A celebration of tradition, terroir, and the art of winemaking, this wine is a must-have for enthusiasts seeking to explore the nuance and diversity of Burgundian varietals.

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