Maison en Belles Lies 2017 Bourgogne Aligoté
Biochemist turned Parisian fashion marketing manager turned vigneron Pierre Fenals set up Maison En Belles Lies just outside St-Aubin in 2009. The name is a tribute to the 17th-century monks who, according to Pierre, first understood the importance of lees for vinification. This 100% Aligoté is from fifty year old vines planted along the road from La Rochepot to St-Aubin. Aged 14 months in a mix of steel and oak, it is bottled unfined and unfiltered with just a little sulphur. The wine is ripe, silky and bracingly fresh.
Fifty year old vines. Aged for 14 months in 70% stainless steel and 30% old 500l barrels. Racked for clarification in the spring and not touched until bottling when it is neither fined nor filtered, with an addition of just 15mg/l of sulphur.
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