100% Aligoté from a single vineyard in Bligny-Les-Beaune planted in 2003. The soil is gravel and sand. Hand-harvested, whole grape clusters are pressed, then fermented in steel tanks for 9-12 days. Aging is 12 months in tank and 3 months in bottle.
About the Wine Maker
Jean Guiton tended vines for several producers as an “ouvrier,” until he has the opportunity to buy some vineyards in Ladoix and Aloxe-Corton and start making wine on his parents property in Bligny-Les_Beaune in 1973. Domaine Jean Guiton was born. In 1987, a second opportunity allowed Jean to purchase more vineyards, this time in Savigny, Beaune and Pernand-Vergelesses and soon thereafter in Volnay and Pommard too. Jean’s son, Guillaume, is at the helm of the domaine today and the 2nd generation producing wines for his family’s estate. He joined the family business in 1998 (fresh out of the Lycée Viticole de Beaune) and took over the reigns of the domaine completely in 2009. Jean embraces a lean style of winemaking (no pigéage), while maintaining great structure. Though the vineyards are not certified organic, the entire property is farmed without the use of systemic herbicides or pesticides. The domaine consists of 12 hectares of vineyards dotted around the following villages (comprising Village and 1er Cru appellations): Bligny-Les-Beaune, Volnay, Pommard, Beaune, Savigny-les-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix. Total production is only around 5,400 cases from 12 appellations. They produce mostly red wines (95%), exclusively from Pinot Noir, with a bit of Aligoté as well as Chardonnay for his Haute-Côtes-de-Beaune white.
Wine of lovely structure, wonderful acidity and firm tannins.
Jean Guiton Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018