Domaine Michel Lafarge is one of the most respected houses in Burgundy. This is his Aligote, a small-production white grape in the Burgundy region, grown on the bottom of the hills because of its ability to adapt to colder and wetter climates. Lafarge is proud of his Aligote and produces a beautiful bottling. "Raisins Dores", the "Golden Grapes", are from very old vines of Aligote Dore, a high-quality clone of the grape (contrasted with the vigourous but less complex Aligote Vert), which produces clusters of small, gold-tinged fuit. An enticing nose, light, crisp, notes of herbs.
Marjorie Gallet is the young woman behind Domaine Le Roc des Anges and she brings real commitment and passion to this far south west corner of France. She has about 22 ha/54 acres around the village of Montner in the upper Agly valley, a very special corner of schist around Maury. This white (Vielles Vignes)is a blend of old Grenache Gris and Macabeu vines fermented in foudres. The nose picks up notes of white and yellow flowers, the fruit flavours are particular and delicate, the finish mineral and persistent.