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Domaine Roux Bourgogne Aligoté Albus 2020

Domaine Roux Bourgogne Aligoté Albus 2020

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This emblematic domain in Saint-Aubin is also a major producer in the Côte d’Or, and other quality areas of Burgundy. Their expertise has been handed down from father to son since the 19th century, along with groundbreaking work to help the appellation Saint-Aubin to shine. Domaine Roux was started in 1885 with a plot of vines bought by Louis Roux in the village of Saint-Aubin. His grandson Marcel Roux, born in 1927, played a pivotal role in the development of the domain, extending the holdings to over 25 hectares in Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault and Santenay. He was a leading light in establishing the reputation and value of the Saint-Aubin appellation around the world.

The Aligoté grape has been known in Burgundy since the 17th century. It does marvellously well here. Official granting of the AOC Bourgogne Aligoté dates back 1937. The grapes come exclusively from vines located in Saint-Aubin territory. Albus means Saint-Aubin in Latin. The Saint-Aubin appellation extends over an altitude vineyard that produces white wines of good quality, and whose reputation continues to grow. Its area is 1.6 square kilometres, on an area set back from those of Puligny and Chassagne. The wine landscape is very hilly and is therefore home to several climates with very variable exposures and soils. Local appellations and wines classified in Premier Cru are spread over four zones.

The nose evokes acacia, white flowers, and hazel-bordered country lanes. Flinty mineral notes and lemon complete a classic bouquet, to which may sometimes be added a discreet touch of honey or warm croissant. In the mouth its meaty, well-built body and luxurious vivacity brings out the distinct personality of the Aligoté grape. This Aligoté contributes lemony notes to oysters and matches their saltiness with its steady minerality.

The Finer Details
Style - White Wine
Varietal - Aligote
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Vintage - 2020
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 12.5%

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