Sextant – Julien Altaber Bourgogne Aligoté 2021

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'We love Aligoté, especially when it is grown in great terroir.

Unfortunately in Burgundy, this grape is often relegated to lesser areas and Chardonnay is given priority.

However we have been lucky with our suppliers because they have either been handed down great vineyards of this grape variety or they have found them.

Fanny Sabre’s father loved drinking Aligoté so he planted some in the rich, red soils of the famous Pommard commune, Alice and Olivier de Moor have their old-vine Aligoté in the emerging Saint Bris area, Yann Durieux found a vineyard quite close to that of DRC in the hills behind Beaune, Dominique Derain has his in a small parcel in the La Combe lieu dit in Saint Aubin.

Julien Altaber has bought an old (100 years old) vineyard in the village of Puligny-Montrachet on alluvial limestone soils which is actually a highly prized specific clone of the grape variety called Aligoté Doré.

This is a very, very good example of an Aligoté with a nice backbone of acidity that allows it to be used with a wide range of foods. It is lip-smackingly delicious.'

- Living Wines

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