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Benoît Ente is a Burgundy winemaker based in Puligny-Montrachet, he is the brother of Arnaud Ente. The history of the estate dates back to 1990, when Benoit and his aunt took over the vines from their grandparents. The fruits were then sold to traders until 1997. Until 2013, Benoit managed about 3 hectares of vines, but he doubled his production in 2013 when his aunt retired. The estate now operates around 20 parcels covering around 6 hectares. Partisan of sustainable viticulture, Benoit maintains the soil of the vines without weedkiller or chemical fertilizer, the protection of the vineyard is organic.
Benoit Ente's Aligoté comes from vines located in the town of Puligny Montrachet. The appellation consists of 3 plots planted in 1949, 1953 and 2002. All of the plots are pruned according to the Royat cordon method in order to offset the natural generosity of the grape variety. The vinification lasts 18 months: during the first 12 months, the juices are partly stored under wood and partly tank. The last 6 months, the wines of the same appellation are assembled in tanks to be refined then they are clarified without filtration.
Cote de Beaune, Bourgogne
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A ripe, spicy and appealingly fresh nose of mostly white fleshed fruit and citrus aromas gives way toracy, intense and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess cuts-like-a-knife delineation before concluding in achiseled, refreshing and agreeably dry finale. This is a lovely aligoté.