Clos du Moulin aux Moines - Aligote Bourgogne 2021 750ml (11.5% ABV)
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A hotspot for the history of Burgundy, Moulin aux Moines is located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, in the village of Auxey-Duresses. This mythical “clos” has been farmed and harvested since its plantation by the monks of the Abbey of Cluny, and then by those of the Abbey of Citeaux since 962, continuing for 6 centuries until present day. This unique area was chosen by the monks because of the environment’s qualities/features: a noble abode in the intersection of two valleys at the heart of the Cote de Beaune wine region, walled in by the Clos and penetrated by the Clous River which nourished the mill.
produced from 2 vineyards grown organically: Les Fas in Pommard (older vines planted at an altitude of 330m) and Clos de la Perrière in Corpeau (located south of Puligny-Montrachet, first planting in the late 1960’s. The grapes have a higher level of acidity here).
beautiful expression, energetic, precise, great balance of fruit and minerality, lighter end of medium bodied, bright acidity, white florals, chopped herbs, acacia,
region: Burgundy, France
farming/cellar: certified organic, certified Demeter biodynamic, hand picked, The grapes are pressed slowly and then the juice is transferred to stainless steel tanks for gentle settling. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 20-22°C with the use of indigenous yeasts. aged in Steel tanks and a small portion in wooden barrels for 10 months. No sulfur added.