Domaine Arlaud - Bourgogne Aligoté 2020
A natural Bourgogne from a classic producer with a classic label, what a pleasant surprise. Winemaker Cyprien Arlaud took hold of the family domaine in 1997 and quickly converted it to organics, then biodynamics and started ploughing with horses as not to compact the soils too much.
He is in possession of one of the coldest wine cellars in Burgundy, which helps him with achieving very slow and steady fermentations. He believes in as little intervention as possible so uses native yeasts, doesn't filter or fine and uses as little as possible sulfur. Yet in the glass this is still a beautiful classic Burgundy Aligoté, with a richness and complexity that's unusual for an Aligoté.
From 40 year old, biodynamically farmed vines located mostly around Morey Saint Denis.