Agnes Paquet, Bourgogne Ali Boit Boit Et Les 40 Buveurs Methode AncestraleRegular price $24.00 Save $-24.00
Making a name for yourself in the wine world is hard no matter where you are based, but being located in Burgundy makes this nearly impossible without a famed family name to back you. Agnes did not have this. What she does have is hard work and a belief in what she is doing. Agnes, year after year, makes elegant and delicate wines with a real sense of place. The wines drink exactly as they should for the level of designation and village they represent.
The name of this fun, natural sparkling means “Alibaba and the forty drinkers.” If that doesn’t sound fun, this Aligote pet-nat will do the trick. The wine is bottled before fermentation ends, giving the wine a hint of sweetness and fizz.
Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot, Bourgogne Aligote 2018Regular price $24.00 Save $-24.00
The Goisot family hails from the small appellation of Saint-Bris, which geographically speaking, is part of Chablis, but was exiled from the appellation after phylloxera. While the history of winemaking in Burgundy dates back centuries, Jean-Hugues Goisot was among Burgundy's earliest fathers of biodynamic viticulture. His son, Guillaume, maintains this rigorous commitment with the family today. The Goisot family knows that in order to be one of the top producers in Burgundy, especially within an appellation that fought long and hard for a share of the spotlight, the wines would need to shine even brighter. They have a firm understanding of the region’s terroir; their wines consistently radiate quality and value.
Aligote is the less popular Burgundy counterpart to Chardonnay, but undeservedly so. Aligote needs less ageing, and is able to be drunk young while many of the regions Chardonnays continue their time in the cellar. This Aligote is aged in stainless steel with a hefty minerality from the clay and fossilized oyster shells below the vines in Saint-Bris.
Domaine de Villaine, Bouzeron Aligote 2017Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Aubert de Villaine deserves more than the praise he receives. He is a reluctant hero, an unlikely trait in a man of such esteem and intellect. Heir to one of the most enviable wine legacies of all time, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, he assumed his role in the 1960’s as co-director of DRC. In the 1970’s he moved to the Bouzeron where he could make his own wines without the demands of an international reputation. He is largely to thank for his advocacy of making Bouzeron its own AOC in 1997, upgraded by the INAO. Each wine he creates, whether it be Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, or regional Bourgogne, is a fruit of his talent and passion.
Victorine de Chastenay, Cremant de Bourgogne NVRegular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Pinot Noir, Gamay, Aligote, Chardonnay
A rare Crémant of pedigree made from the rolling hills of the Côte d’Or! A rare combination of incredible quality and exceptional value are found here in this mineral-laced sparkler. Aged 20 months on the less (well over the 12 month minimum for the appellation!), these bubbles are quite complex yet pleasantly fresh.