Baptiste Nayrand Aligote L'Oree 2021
£22.94

Baptiste Nayrand

Baptiste Nayrand Aligote L'Oree 2021

Country: France
Region: Coteaux Lyonnais
Grape: Aligote
Colour:? White
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bottle Weight: 1326g
Alcohol: 11.5%
Vintage: 2021


We tasted Baptiste Nayrand's 2018 wines for the first time on one of our trips to Beaujolais (he was exhibiting there as an outsider) and we were genuinely impressed. His vineyards are in Corteaux du Lyonnais which is between Beaujolais and the Northern Rhone. His domaine was founded in 2014, the vineyards for Vesanie were planted in the 1970s and are located in the village of Grigny. To try and give this wine some context it has plenty in common with the fantastic Northern Rhone Gamay La Souteronne or cross a great cru Beaujolais with Cote-Rotie (in the JM Stephan style).

Farming is on the granitic soils and is fully organic (with biodynamic principles). L'Oree Aligote grapes come from an isolated parcel called "Les Charmes" that is surrounded by forest on all sides, and whose only access is a footpath through the woods. The name refers to the common French phrase "l'oree du bois" which means ?the edge of the woods? but has a bit of a mystical implication.

PRODUCER NOTES

We tasted Baptiste Nayrand's 2018 wines for the first time on one of our trips to Beaujolais (he was exhibiting there as an outsider) and we were genuinely impressed. His vineyards are in Corteaux du Lyonnais which is between Beaujolais and the Northern Rhone. His domaine was founded in 2014, the vineyards for Vesanie were planted in the 1970s and are located in the village of Grigny. To try and give this wine some context it has plenty in common with the fantastic Northern Rhone Gamay La Souteronne or cross a great cru Beaujolais with Cote-Rotie (in the JM Stephan style).

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

Farming is on the granitic soils and is fully organic (with biodynamic principles). L'Oree Aligote grapes come from an isolated parcel called "Les Charmes" that is surrounded by forest on all sides, and whose only access is a footpath through the woods. The name refers to the common French phrase "l'oree du bois" which means ?the edge of the woods? but has a bit of a mystical implication.