Aligoté, related to world-famous Chardonnay, is the other white grape of Burgundy, and is undoubtedly capable of delivering delightful wines. With scant vineyard plantings in California this wine is at once a novelty and a rare treat.
Concentrated canary gold in color leading to rich aromas of yellow apples, dehydrated pears, honeycomb with faint gardenias framed by mineral notes. Refreshing texture with lush flavors of lemon curd and dried apricot married with clean acidity.
Crushed into press. Fermented by native yeasts in concrete amphora and moved to neutral barrel for malolactic. Aged for 17 months on its lees. No filtration. 20ppm SO2 at bottling.
|Barbed Oak Vineyard, Bennett Valley
|764 ft ft
|south, 13.9% slope