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Wine By Grape Variety | Aligoté

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Aligoté is a white wine grape variety that was first recorded in Burgundy in the 18th century and is still planted almost exclusively there; although there are limited plantings of the variety in Bulgaria, Moldavia and even California. For winemakers in Burgundy Aligoté is not nearly as profitable to grow as Chardonnay and so consequently it tends to be relegated to lower quality vineyards. The best growers produce wines with nutty and citrus hints which are very appealing to drink. The best Aligoté wines traditionally come from Bouzeron in the Côte Chalonnaise.

Along with blackcurrant liqueur, it is the key ingredient of Kir.

 

 

Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Aligoté 2018

From £15.50 - per bottle
Tarte au citron in a glass, with the customary twist of almond... Read More...

Domaine de Villaine Bourgogne Aligoté de Bouzeron 2015

From £22.50 - per bottle
Domaine de Villaine is the private holding of Aubert de Villaine, the co-owner... Read More...