Aligote La Motte sur Chat, Fiona Leroy
Established in 2017, Fiona Leroy’s 2.7 hectares Domaine is based in the village of Dezize-Les-Maranges, nestled in the southernmost part of the Cote de Beaune. Right from the start, Fiona has cultivated her vines using organic and biodynamic practices, with treatments ranging from horse manure to silica and nettle infusions. For the most part, work in the vineyard is completely manual, aside from the small caterpillar tractor which she uses for ploughing and applying treatments.
In the cellar, Fiona steers clear of oenological intervention allowing the richness of her terroir to speak for itself. In the same vein, she uses only neutral oak in order not to mask the purity she aims for in her wines. In her own words: “Each parcel has its own identity, rhythm and its own characteristics which will be expressed in the wine itself.”
Producer Fiona Leroy
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic viticulture with some biodynamic treatments. Grapes are hand-harvested and go through fermentation using indigenous yeasts. Low intervention in the cellar, very low SO2.
Region Marange, Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes A mouthwatering and bright wine of citrus, ginger, apple and a pinch of white pepper. Its pure minerality makes for a very refreshing palate.