Domaine Bernard Defaix, Bourgogne Aligote 2019Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
The fourth generation of a family of vine-growers, rich personality. Bernard Defaix started the vineyard in 1959 with 2 ha. Vineyard holdings across the Chablis region of Burgundy have expanded to 27 ha including three Premier Cru vineyards (Côte de Léchet, Vaillons and Lys) and others in the Chablis and Petit Chablis appellations. The area where the Aligoté is grown is near Auxerre. Bernard’s sons pizza Sylvain and Didier have been managing the domain for about twenty years, handling winemaking and vineyard operations, respectively. Didier’s wife, Helene, handles administration and sales. Although this is a small property – common in France – the Defaix family undertook an extensive study of their vineyard soils to better understand vine root systems and the impact of mecha-nized vineyard operations.