Born and bred in the Loire, Jérôme Galeyrand came to Burgundian winemaking later in life from a career in cheese. He has forged his own path since, crafting stunning Burgundy on a small scale. His ‘Alligotay’ is a textural, rich expression of Burgundy’s third great grape–Aligoté.??
As with all of Galeyrand’s wine, it is certified organic and produced biodynamically. With marzipan and tropical nuances on the palate, this is refreshing and moreish.
Bought grapes this year mainly from Puligny.
Intense, deeply herbal nose. Spicy, full in the mouth, intense and intensely fresh at the same time. Depth, length and freshness. There’s power but no fat or excess weight. Terrific Aligoté with good ageing potential.
16.5+ points, JancisRobinson.com (November 2019)
Light golden colour, limpid and crystalline, often with greenish highlights. In the Yonne, Bourgogne blanc often develops aromas of gunflint or field mushroom. In the Côte-d’Or it is hazelnut with a hint of honey, butter, bracken, spices and sugared chestnuts. In the Saône-et-Loire notes of white flowers (hawthorn, acacia) and flint abound. On the palate it is aromatic, delicate but not over-light, full without being heavy, unctuous and firm, dry and caressing, well-rounded and quite deep, not overly structured yet persistent.