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Garagiste Tuerong Aligoté 2023

Garagiste Tuerong Aligoté 2023

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The wine is cropped from three north-facing rows of 30+-year-old vines rooted in the sandy grey loams of Tuerong and a handful of more recently planted rows from a site across the road. Barney’s Aligoté vines have large, soft leaves and a matte appearance, in contrast to the glossy shine often found on his Chardonnay leaves. The bunches are tight, the berries are round and plump, and there’s always a distinctive aniseed character to complement the saline and mineral highlights.

The grapes are harvested by hand and pressed as whole bunches to a single old 500-litre puncheon for fermentation, followed by nine months on the large, soft lees. What a wine! Attractive and perfumed, with citrus, hay, sweet spice and delicate summer florals flowing through to a driven, direct and linear palate. It’s beautifully balanced and buzzing with energy tension, with a lovely nippy grip on the finish. Get in. 

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