Du Grappin Bourgogne Aligote Skin
Emma and Andrew Nielsen started Le Grappin in 2011 following Andrew’s five-year journey working for some of the world's great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay artisans in California, Central Otago, Burgundy and the Yarra Valley. Their vision is to seek out special sites in the over-looked, under-appreciated reaches of Burgundy and the Rhone, working with vignerons who tend their vines throughout the year with exceptional care and attention to give the grapes the best opportunity to shine.
This is their skin contact Aligote made from vines over 80-years-old in Mâcon La Roche-Vineuse. The grapes are hand harvested and placed as whole clusters in a small tank for a seven-day carbonic maceration before being pressed of to old barrels and left on gross lees for nine months.. Creamy, grippy, saline and floral, this is a unique and memorable expression of Burgundy's less-heralded white variety.