JOSEPH FAIVELEY Bourgogne Aligote
JOSEPH FAIVELEY Bourgogne Aligote is a white wine from the Burgundy wine-growing region. Whilst most white Burgundy is made from Chardonnay, this is wine made from the Aligoté grape variety (although upto 15% Chardonnay can be used). Bourgogne Aligoté is the traditional wine to mixed together with crème de cassis to make kir.
Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825 by Pierre Faiveley and has passed through seven generations of the the family since then. The company headquarters can be found in Nuit St Georges and has been run since 2007 by Erwan Faiveley. Today the family owns over 120 hectares of vineyards in Burgundy including 10 hectares of grand cru vineyards, nearly 25 hectares of 1er cru vineyards and other vineyards including 68 hectares in the Cote Chalonnaise. The Bourgogne Aligote AOC was created in 1937 and covers all of the Burgundy region. There are approximately 1700 acres of Aligote currently grown.
Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Aligote is made from fruit from outside of the Faiveley estate, hence the name Joseph Faiveley rather than Domaine Faiveley. The fruit is sourced from vineyards throughout the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise.
The grapes are vinified at cold temperatures in stainless steel tank. The wine is aged in the cellars for 8 to 10 months with about 30% of the final blend seeing time in new and used oak.