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Didier Montchavet

Montchavet Bourgogne Aligote

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Varieties: Aligoté

Age of Vines: 30 to 70 years old

Yields: 40 hl/ha. 6,000 bottles on half a hectare

Pruning Method: Lyre

Soil: Rather marly clay limestone, from the Upper Jurassic period

Vinification Method: Grapes are pressed straight after harvesting and fermented in enamelled vats. Aged for just 6 months, and bottled after fining with powered clay. Bottles are screw-capped to keep in all the purity of the wine.

Tasting Note: Fresh, fruity, fine and delicate flavors, immediately expressive.

Pairing: Great by itself, with shellfish or a simple fish dinner. Also summer salads and medium-hard goat cheese.

Didier Montchovet created his biodynamic vineyard in ’84. He leased a modest half a hectare not too far from Pommard, where he five years later added an additional two and a half more hectares that enabled him to begin making wine under his own name. In ’90 Didier sold his first bottling, today Didier works 9.2-hectares of biodynamic vines near the village of Bouze-les-Beaune, which is approximately 4-kilometers northwest of Beaune. The cellar was conceived to make maximum use of gravity, as a result, no pumps are used during the bottling process. Didier also has a system that recuperates rainwater, helping him conserve this natural resource during the spring and summer. Didier is committed to making outstanding Biodynamic wines and the results of his efforts are a vibrant testimony to the harmony that can exist between winemaker and nature.

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