Perfect Location for Wine Growing
The Bouzeron appellation is one of the wine sub-regions in the North Côte Chalonnaise, which comes under the Burgundy wine region, East of France. It is only offering white wines and occupies a 0.55 square kilometers vineyard on both sides of the Dheune Valley and the only communal AOC for Aligoté wine.
In this northern part of the Côte Chalonnaise, the valley was dug in the Middle and Upper Jurassic, and the soils that compose it are thin, consisting of brown and marl limestone, or white marl in the heights.
The secret to Outstanding White Wines
This vineyard slope exposes to the east and southeast and ranges from 270 to 350 meters above sea level. This climate has the particularity of being very favorable to the grape variety Aligoté since it finds here one of its most perfect expressions. This appellation’s white wines are made from this single varietal, and their production reaches about 280,000 liters per each year.
Places called Les Fortunes, Les Clous and La Digoine give the most famous wines. These are exquisite wines with a pale gold color that draws on the water’s green. It offers a delicately powerful aroma of lemon, white flowers, with hints of hazelnut, mixed with the mineral aroma of flint and gunflint. On the palate, the aligoté marks these whites of a greedy vivacity.
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A part of the important features of Bouzeron appellation for white wines are as follows:
- Soil: Marl limestone.
- Taste: Balanced.
- Wine color: white wine.
- Aromas: lemon, white flowers, with hints of hazelnut, mixed with mineral aromas of flint and gunflint.
- Aging potential: 5 – 10 years.
- Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C
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