Aladame’s Mon Blanc 2020 is drawn from a plot in the little village of Saint-Clément-sur-Guye, the original home of Stéphane’s wife Julie. The lieu-dit is Le Clou, and the vines face south on clay/limestone soil between 360 and 385 meters elevation. Whole-bunch pressed and fermented wild, this was mostly raised in tank, supported by a component of older barrels.
Thee 2020 Aladame Bourgogne Mon Blanc is a testament to the aromatically fresh and tension-filled wines one can expect from the best addresses this year. Running straight out of the gates with a complex and layered aromatic profile, the wine is a study in texture, packed full of phenolic grip and grapefruit pith. There is minerality and cool freshness that provides a frame around a generous fruit profile. An intensely driven finish belies the price point – serious bang for your white Burgundy buck here.