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Domaine Rougeot - Bourgogne Aligoté 'Les Plumes" 2016

Domaine Rougeot - Bourgogne Aligoté 'Les Plumes" 2016

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This Aligoté Les Plumes is bright, lively and textury.

Domaine Rougeot has a long history of making superb white wines from the famed village of Meursault. Their "Les Plumes" vineyard is located in Meursault, East of the famous RN74 where one finds richer soils of predominantly clay and small limestone rocks.

This is a wine full of energy; bright with notes of citrus, white flowers, oyster shell and fresh nuts on the nose. The palate has a round attack but plenty of lively aromas of lemon peel, dry extracts, light orange peel and a clean-cut finish. There is a lovely dry, fresh palate to the otherwise textural weight. It will benefit from being decanted for 15 minutes and it can be cellared up until 2020 or beyond. It goes well with seafood, oysters, white fish, scallops and also mild charcuterie. 100% Aligoté, No S02.

*Climat refers to a named plot of vineyard.

"The first vintage of “Les Plumes” at Domaine Rougeot and it’s a real success. Aligoté is making a strong comeback and for good reasons. It’s lighter than Chardonnay but it doesn’t compromise on complexity nor texture. A superb wine to try!"

The “Les Plumes” is handpicked: the grapes are graded at the vineyard and then again at the Domaine on the sorting table. After pressing, alcoholic fermentation begins in French oak barrels and then undergos malolactic fermentation. The wine matures in oak barrels for 12 months, delivering a nice textural and round body to the wine. The wine is then bottled without any filtration or clarification.

What we say

"The first vintage of “Les Plumes” at Domaine Rougeot and it’s a real success. Aligoté is making a strong comeback and for good reasons. It’s lighter than Chardonnay but it doesn’t compromise on complexity nor texture. A superb wine to try!"

Technical notes

The “Les Plumes” is handpicked: the grapes are graded at the vineyard and then again at the Domaine on the sorting table. After pressing, alcoholic fermentation begins in French oak barrels and then undergos malolactic fermentation. The wine matures in oak barrels for 12 months, delivering a nice textural and round body to the wine. The wine is then bottled without any filtration or clarification.