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Gouffier Cuvée Aquaviva Bourgogne Aligoté 2018 - ORANGE WINE

An ‘orange’ wine with subtle notes of green tea and candied citrus, complemented by mineral nuances. Fresh, vibrant and richly textured with a remarkable saline and mouthwatering finish.
Aromatic
Special Price £22.75 Regular Price £24.95
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Producer Gouffier
Country France
Region Burgundy
Wine Type Orange Wine
Body / Style Aromatic
Grape Blend 100% Aligote
Bottle Size (ml) 750
% Abv 12
Vintage 2018
Special Features Sustainable, Vegan
Extra Info Stunning Orange wine
Food Pairing Guide The perfect companion to cheese and biscuits
Gouffier Cuvée Aquaviva Bourgogne Aligoté is an 'orange' wine with subtle notes of tropical fruit and green pear enhanced by vanilla oak. This unusual, complex and richly textured wine has a remarkable saline and mouthwatering finish Gouffier owns five and a half hectares of vineyard in the villages of Fontaines and Mercurey in Côte Chalonnaise. Historically it was run by the Gouffier family for generations until Jerome Gouffier handed over the reins to his close friend Frédéric Gueugneau, formerly at La Chablisienne. Since 2011, Frédéric and oenologist Benoît Pagot have brought about a new style of winemaking. They follow an organic philosophy to create wines that are modern and approachable, but with all the style and panache of good Burgundy. They have created a collection of wines of outstanding originality, verve and spirit.
The Aligoté grapes were harvested once they had achieved optimum maturity and were carefully sorted in the cellar. The grapes were very delicately transferred via a conveyor belt directly to a stainless steel tank in order to retain the integrity of the fruit. Whole-bunch fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 20°C on the skins to impart the delicate orange colour to the wine. The wine was aged in old, 228 litre French oak barrels for 12 months. Working in partnership with their cooper based in Cognac, since the 2013 vintage Gouffier has been experimenting with using oak from the state forests of Fontaine, just a few miles from the vines, endeavouring to stay true to the local terroir. The vineyard is situated in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise. The climate is continental, with warm summers and cold winters. The vineyard has been cultivated sustainably since 2011. The double Guyot trained vines are carefully managed between the spring and summer months to ensure optimal conditions for healthy, mature grapes at harvest time; with strict debudding, leaf thinning and ploughing of the soil. The vines are grown in marly-chalk soils from the Jurassic period.
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