2019 Chantereves Bourgogne Aligote Les Chagniots Burgundy, France

2021 Chantereves Bourgogne Aligote Les Chagniots Burgundy, France


The whites at Chantereves are pressed whole cluster with light or no SO2 addition to the must. Fermentation and aging is in 228 liter to 600 liter oak barrels. They carefully examine each appellation/terroir and choose the barrel size for each that they feel is right. There are hardly any new barrels used. They only work with indigenous yeasts and the malolactic fermentation is also done naturally. There is no temperature control in the cellar and usually the malolactic fermentation finishes early spring of the following year. There is only one batônnage done and it is in the July-August after harvest and directly thereafter all the barrels are assembled in stainless steel tanks for a further aging on their lees. There is no fining but occasionally there is one light filtration done one half of the tanks. The wines are bottled in January of February after two winters in their cellar.