Bourgogne Aligoté `Les Champs Tions`

Burgundy

Moron-Garcia

Childhood friends Mathieu Moron and Pierre Olivier Garcia began their new venture in...

2016 when Mathieu’s father gave him a small parcel of vines in Nuits-Saint-Georges. They bought a house in the centre of Nuits and converted it into a winery. Mathieu and Pierre Olivier work the vines in order to restore biodiversity in the vineyards, something they feel has been lost due to the focus on single-crop farming across the region. Their ‘eco-attitude’ means they experiment with cereals, ploughing, planting trees and even use chickens to graze the land, in an attempt to bring back bees and butterflies to their 0.4 hectares of vineyard. In addition, they source grapes from a network of grower friends with whom they work closely, in order to have as much control over the quality as possible.

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Vineyards

The Aligoté ‘Les Champs Tions’ is a serious style of Aligoté sourced from very old vines in Fixin and is 100% vinified in oak. It boasts intense flavours of white peach and grapefruit enhanced by elegant texture from the oak and refreshing acidity.

Vintage Information

2017 had favourable weather conditions throughout. The days alternated between warm and sunshine, and rainy, enabling the vegetative cycle to process perfectly. The sun-drenched grapes were rich in aromatics, making for a very interesting vintage.

Vinification

On arrival at the winery the grapes were pressed and then settled for 24 hours. Fermentation and ageing took place in used oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Expressive on the nose with intense notes of fresh apple and citrus fruit with hints of white flowers and mineral undertones. The palate is richly textured with layers of apple and peach balanced by bright acidity which culminate in a refreshing long finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 100% Aligoté
Region Burgundy
Winemaker Mathieu Moron and Pierre-Olivier Garcia
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 4.3g/l
Residual Sugar 0.2g/l
Wine pH 3.06