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Raphaelle Guyot, Aligote VDF 2022
France / White

Raphaelle Guyot, Aligote VDF 2022

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Importer notes from MFW Wine Co.:

"Though originally from the Yonne region in the very northwest of Burgundy, Raphaëlle Guyot didn’t set out to become a vigneronne in her place of birth. But a chance tasting of Jo Landron’s Muscadet “Amphibolite” while she was attending business school at the age of 18 was the spark that would eventually take Raphaëlle around the world to learn more about wine before finally landing back home to establish her small domaine. Raphaëlle began by interning with producers around France such as Athénaïs de Béru, Cyril Fahl, and Coralie and Damien Delecheneau before going on to receive a degree in enology at the viticultural school in Beaune. After more apprenticeships with Thibault Liger-Belair in Nuits-Saint-Georges and even spending a harvest in Georgia, Raphaëlle decided that it was time to create her own domaine, putting down literal and figurative roots in Puisaye-Forterre, located roughly halfway between Chablis and Sancerre. Here, Raphaëlle endeavors to create not just a viticultural domaine, but a full polyculture farm that integrates crop diversity and livestock in addition to the vines. Today, Raphaëlle farms just 1.75ha of vines, painstakingly rehabbing old parcels that were once completely overgrown by wild vegetation and fruit trees."

About the cuvee:

Raphaelle's Aligote begins as purchased must from Domaine Verret in Saint Bris. Winemaking is low-intervention, with fermentatation by native yeasts, with light racking and minimal sulfur used during vinification. It is aged 12 months in neutral barrels.

Vin de France
Practicing Organic
Clay over kimmeridgian limestone
Purchased as must, directly pressed, lightly decanted, ambient yeast fermentation, aged for 12 months in barrels. Minimal SO2 added after pressing and before bottling (15-30 ppm total SO2 at bottling).