AMI Bourgogne Aligoté Skin Contact

Regular price $42.00

Winemaker: Paul Perarnau and Willy Roulendes

Appellation: Burgundy, France

Grape Varieties: Aligoté

This is the first orange wine made by AMI! The grapes come from an eastern facing
plot with a clay and sand terroir in Chassey-le-Camp (southern Côte de Beaune). The
vines are 45 years old and were converted to organic by Willy many years ago. 60%
of the grapes are macerated for 15 days, with the other 40% of grapes pressed
directly and poured into the vat with the macerating grapes. From there, the other
grapes are pressed and all of it is aged in stainless steel vats for 10 months. We find
a floral and fresh expression in this wine with a small amount of tannin present
from the maceration process. It could pair with many different types of cuisines,
such as Thai, Vietnamese, and Moroccan, and works great with curries.

Willy and Paul are fast becoming two of the most exciting winemakers in Burgundy! Both are natives of Roussillon. Willy worked previously at Domaine de Montille in Puligny-Montrachet and was the head winemaker at Clos de Moulin aux Moines in Auxey-Durresses, while Paul worked previously at Oronce de Beler in Vosne-Romanée and also at Domaine Hauvette in Saint Rémy de Provence. They are négociants who only work with organic producers in their region. There are no additives used in the winemaking process, nothing artificial, and in some cases, no sulfites added during the winemaking process. The red wines are made with Pinot Noir and occasionally Gamay, while the whites are made with Chardonnay and Aligoté.

In addition to the wines listed on the right, they also have made wines in the appellations of Marsannay, Maranges 1er Cru, Santenay 1er Cru, Côte de Beaune, and will soon be bottling a Côte de Nuits as well.