2017 Day Wines Aligote, 750ml

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A high-toned, tart Burgundian style white. Aligote, the secondary white variety of Burgundy, has never gotten the widespread adoption that its cousin Chardonnay has. However, seeing as Oregon has adopted Pinot Noir as its flagship, also that corner of the world, it is no surprise it makes fantastic Aligote. However, this may be a one-off wine, the vines that produced this wine have been torn out for more Pinot already. Enjoy and feel sorry that you can't have it forever.

From the mouth of the importer (David Bowler):

"In 2006 Brianne Day sold everything she owned and began traveling through wine regions all over the world. Over the following eight years she visited around 80 different regions, working at wineries in Burgundy, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand. During this time she re-established her home base in Oregon and worked at a number of wineries including The Eyrie Vineyards and Brooks.

In 2012 she started her own winery with some Pinot Noir grapes from the 15-acre, dry-farmed Crowley Station Vineyard in the Eola Amity Hills. The inaugural vintage was only 125 cases and sold out quickly. On the strength of that single bottling she was invited to the RAW fair in London and was one of only seven American wineries mentioned in Isabelle Legeron’s recent book, Natural Wine, alongside Edmunds St. John and Arnot Roberts.

All native yeast fermentations, low additions of sulfur (19-25ppm), minimal punch downs, rare pump overs, and only tiny amounts of new oak (1 out of 17 barrels in 2013)."

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