Domaine Dandelion Aligoté Gouttes d'Or
Christian Knott and Morgane Seuillot of Domaine Dandelion have two hectares of old vines in a patchwork of small plots around the village of Meloisey near St Romain. Viticulture is organic with some biodynamics - Christian and Morgane spray raw milk on the vines instead of sulphur and eschew any machinery in the vineyards, preferring to employ their trusty horse. Once harvested by hand, the grapes are pressed in an old wooden screw press and aged in neutral oak under their house before bottling without filtration or sulphur.
This is the Aligoté from a single plot of low-yielding 60 year old vines growing in mix of sandstone and limestone. Macerated on skins for 7 days before a long lees ageing, this is a rich, powerful Aligoté with a creamy, almost viscous texture and spicy stone and citrus fruit aromas.