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Fanny Sabre Bourgogne Aligoté 2020

Fanny Sabre has established herself as a leading producer of quality natural Burgundy wines. She is only in her early thirties, but she has very good vines in some great appellations surrounding the ancient city of Beaune as well as a few plots in Pommard, Volnay and Meursault. Her cellar is in the small town of Pommard where she also runs a delightful cafe.

She is producing a range of wines in small quantities that are snapped up by the natural wine bars proliferating in Paris and New York.

Fanny Sabre shows a fine touch with her Aligote. Aligote is the white wine that the locals drink in Burgundy. It is gradually emerging as an interesting wine in its own right rather than playing second fiddle to Chardonnay as more talented winemakers such as Fanny show what can be achieved with this grape.

It is not only the winemaking in this case but also the terroir because Fanny’s late father used up some of his precious land in Pommard to plant the Aligoté vines.