Domaine de Bellene 2017 Bourgogne Aligote
The soil here is very stony, with white clay, and is similar to the soils found in Saint-Roman. It’s an area that is well known for producing very rich wines from Aligote, but with a precise minerality from the firm acidity that is retained by the cooler conditions of this area.
Domaine de Bellene's obsession at Bellene with old vines and low yields worked to their advantage in 2017. The wines show more concentration, grip and complexity as a result. In the end, the vintage was saved by the cooperation of growers who made the right decision to defend against late April frost. They were rewarded with a near perfect growing season afterwards and avoided the frost-induced challenges that most European vineyards encountered in 2017. Teamwork really paid off in this vintage.
Composition: 100% Aligote