Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Aligote from Burgundy

The other white grape of Burgundy : Aligote
Most White Burgundy is made from Chardonnay, but there is one more grape allowed and that is Aligote.  Aligote is fresh and citrusy.    Pairs nicely with grilled fish and seafood.  Perfect with a wide assortment of salads and great which fresh goat cheese

2020 Louis Jadot Bouzeron Blanc....$31.99
Bouzeron is a rather new appellation dating back to 1998, only producing white wine with the Aligoté grape. It is the only identified place in Burgundy where a village appellation is produced with the aligoté grape (a crossing of gouais and pinot noir). Bouzeron is a small village located in the Côte Chalonnaise next to Rully. The size of the appellation is very small: 116.1 acres. Fermentation and vinification take place in stainless steel tanks and aging in French oak barrels (30% new barrels).

2020 George Lignier Bourgogne Aligote....$22.99
The domaine’s fresh, textbook Aligoté comes from vines in Morey-Saint-Denis: 70% from a 60-year-old planting in the lieu-dit Les Aires, and 30% from four tiny plots nearby. Vinified and aged in stainless steel on its fine lees for just shy of a year, it shows a satisfying old-vines plumpness beneath its clean, bright acidity and marked floral elements.

2019 Comte de Langeron Bouzeron Aligote...$24.99
Bouzeron is one of the five appellations in the Cote de Chalonnaise and the closest one to the Côte-d’Or (Bouzeron is a close neighbor of Rully and Chassagne-Montrachet). It was officially recognized in 1997 as a full-fledged Burgundian appellation village. The only appellation where the grape Aligote is the star. Bouzeron only produces white wines and the only grape is Aligote. Aligoté grape is a cross of Pinot Noir and Gouais (that no longer exists today).
Comted de Langeron Aligote has aromas of fresh peaches, white flowers, and green apples. On the palate, it is well balanced and creamy, but the wine is very pure with great focus and nice streak of acidity running through it. Great crisp White Burgundy with a round mouthfeel! Great bottle!
Classic Kir Cocktail
Created by the Mayor of Dijon, Kir is a popular French cocktail made with Aligote Wine and crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur)

2020 Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$25.99
  • 90% Chardonnay
  • 10% Aligote
Great white Burgundy at a great price!
This appellation, Coteaux Bourguignons, was created in 2011 covers red, white, and rosé wines, grown over four départements. The Coteaux Bourguignons appellation covers wines that can be blended or come from a single varietal, and which can use some more old-fashioned varietals. Production of white is very small from this area and most of them do not leave France.
A blend of Chardonnay and Aligoté of which most is matured in stainless steel. It has a great Burgundy nose with a touch of minerality that comes from the Aligote. Great flavors of tart apples and a steely acidity finishes off this great wine. Highly recommended and very limited production

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