Sylvain Morey Bourgogne Aligoté 2019
About the wine:
From a parcel ‘Les Pierres Bourgogne’ located on the commune of Chassagne Montrachet. This has rich and ripe fruit on the nose with peach and nectarine aromas, delivering a very expressive impression. Balanced with fleshy fruit and a beautiful, seamless and focused finish.
About the producer:
Sylvain owns a mere quarter-hectare of Aligoté, planted in 1997, in a vineyard called Les Pierres whose upper section is classified as Chassagne-Montrachet Villages. The 2018, round but tense, spent 12 months in used 350-liter barrels, resting on its fine lees with no batonnage. Aligoté reaches a different textural register when given a proper élevage, and indeed Sylvain’s is of a piece with his remarkable Chassagne-Montrachet bottlings in that regard; this 2018 is a salty little dynamo.