Chapuis & Chapuis Protégée Bourgogne Aligoté 2019
Burgundy is pretty much always in the GOAT chat as far as wine regions go, so to be able to see affordable, natural Burgundy is refreshing and exciting. This wine is made from 100% Aligoté, a variety akin to that family member everyone forgets about. That one that no one checks is actually in the car before driving off.
With pure line of fresh acidity and whiffs of citrus and sweet nuts this is a great example of natural wine made with great understanding of variety and place. It’s not a huge departure from the leaner whites region like Chablis.
Based in Pommard, the brothers Romain and Jean-Guillaume make traditional, organic wines from the Chapuis Freres domaine. Their Chapuis et Chapuis label is their side project of natural wines with fruit from both their own domaine and from other organic growers in the region.