Meet Our 2022 Estate Aligoté: A New Vintage of Elegance and Flavor

We are thrilled to introduce the latest gem from Abbey Road Farm: our 2022 Estate Aligoté. This exceptional wine embodies the spirit of our vineyard and the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into every bottle. From hand-picked grapes to a carefully monitored fermentation process, our Estate Aligoté is a true testament to the dedication and passion that define Abbey Road Farm. Here’s everything you need to know about this delightful new vintage.

A Craftsmanship Rooted in Tradition

The journey of our 2022 Estate Aligoté begins in our vineyard, where just under two acres are dedicated to this unique varietal. The grapes were hand-picked at the peak of ripeness to ensure the highest quality. We then employed a whole cluster pressing method, a gentle process that preserves the delicate flavors and aromas of the grapes.

Artful Fermentation

The juice was barrel fermented in neutral French oak and a two-year-old Acacia puncheon. This combination of barrels imparts subtle complexity without overpowering the natural characteristics of the wine. The fermentation process was monitored closely, resulting in 80% malolactic fermentation (ML), which adds a creamy texture and enhances the wine’s mouthfeel.

Elevage and Aging

Following fermentation, the wine underwent a seven-month élevage. This aging process allowed the flavors to integrate and mature, resulting in a balanced and harmonious wine. The use of neutral oak and Acacia puncheons during aging helped to maintain the purity and brightness of the Aligoté varietal while adding subtle nuances to the final product.

Tasting Notes

Our 2022 Estate Aligoté greets you with enticing citrus aromas of lime zest and lemongrass, coupled with notes of honeydew melon and slate. On the palate, you’ll discover layers of white peach and nectarine, complemented by hints of wet river rock. The wine’s vibrant acidity and touch of salinity provide a refreshing and well-rounded finish, making it a perfect companion for a variety of dishes.

A Limited Release

With just under two acres planted, our production of the 2022 Estate Aligoté is limited to approximately 200 cases. This small-batch approach allows us to focus on quality and ensure that each bottle reflects the unique terroir of our vineyard and the meticulous care taken throughout the winemaking process.

Experience the 2022 Estate Aligoté

We invite you to experience the elegance and complexity of our 2022 Estate Aligoté. Whether you’re a long-time fan of Aligoté or new to this varietal, this vintage promises to captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression. Enjoy it on its own or pair it with our tasting room provisions menu.

Join us at Abbey Road Farm for a tasting and discover the unique flavors and aromas of our 2022 Estate Aligoté. With its bright acidity, complex palate, and limited availability, this wine is sure to become a cherished addition to your collection. Cheers to a new vintage and the timeless art of winemaking!

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