Maison Bertrand Ambroise - Bourgogne Aligoté 2019


Maison Ambroise is a long established, small négociant house, who operates on 21 hectares of their own vineyards and purchase grapes from another 3. They own vines in Prémeaux, Nuits-St-Georges, Ladoix, Meursault, the hill of Corton, Vosne-Romanée (with some Grand Cru Echezeaux!), Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot, Beaune and as far as Saint-Romain. 

Bertrand Ambroise was recently joined by his son Francois and daughter Ludivine, they received their organic certification in 2013. Ludivine explained the move to organic viticulture is one of true belief as she lost her grand-father due to illness caused by chemicals used in the fields.

Harvested manually, neither filtered nor fined, the wines are classic and expressive with distinct terroir-influenced personalities.

Aligoté has always lived in the shadows of Chardonnay in Burgundy, but this varietal seems to be making a come back in the past few years. The nose is lovely and delicate, the palate is citrusy and vividly fresh, with its edges soften by an overall impression of ripeness. 

Producer: Maison Bertrand Ambroise

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Aligoté

Appellation: Bourgogne Aligoté

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml