Aligoté

Aligoté

In North America, Aligoté’s cold-weather tolerance has provided it with homes in Washington State, British Columbia and Ontario, as well as some temperate areas of California. More cold-resistant than its big sister, Chardonnay, Aligoté is widely grown in the cold climes of Eastern European wine-producing countries such as Russia. In Eastern Europe Aligoté is a highly regarded varietal for still and sparkling wines alike. Possessing similar, but less pronounced, character than Chardonnay, it is usually lighter in weight, more acidic and less age worthy. In its Burgundian homeland, this white grape is often restricted to cool hilltops, among other less ideal locations in the Côte D’Or. Aligoté wines from Burgundy command only a fraction of Chardonnay prices for growers. Aligoté’s influence more broadly in France is diminishing and total plantings dropping. Its best expression is in the Bouzeron AOC, located along the northern Read more »

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  • Little known by most wine consumers, Saint Bris is an unusual wine that seems ... ... cultivated noble grapes, Aligote is grown throughout the region, while Gamay is the key grape in Beaujolais.Tucked away in the far north of Bourgogne in close proximity to Chablis, Saint Bris is the only AOP in Bourgogne where Sauvignon Blanc may be grown. An... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Saint Bris - A most unusual...


  • I'm really enjoying the tasting notes, too.  I think Red has a style ... which uses Chardonnay and/or Aligote), but there's something else that sets Beaujolais apart, and that's their unusual fermentation technique, called carbonic maceration.  It's used elsewhere, but not with the same enthusiasm.  It tends to bring out some things we don't a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hello wine lovers. Im a newby. I find that I love a Mendoza Malbec  like its oxygen and Nineteen Crimes cab is to die for ( althouth not in the way some of the criminals may have in route to australia) . I also am enjoying some less complex but well balanced red blends like Apothic. My favorite malbec so far is Alamos and Cigar Box is pretty nic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Cote Chalonnaise has long been a well known, yet  frequently overlooked ... ... wines of Bouzeron (for Aligote), Rully (as discussed in the Snooth Forum installment October 30, 2015), Mercurey, Givry and Montagny, These wines cost a fraction of their noble siblings in Cote d'Or.In reality, there is very little difference between Chalonnaise a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic COTE CHALONNAISE AND THE...


  • One case where retsina worked just fine, even far away from the eastern ... ... ... First was Bourgogne Aligote. Now that's something I wouldn't have considered since I generally relegate that wine to a dusty cubbyhole labeled Kir. She also said she'd had success with crab-and-artichoke-heart appetizers using Muscadet with some age on it. She... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Jean-Claude Boisset Bourgogne Aligoté 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • QUOTEI'm not sure your statement about most French wine regions are ... 4 ... 4 whites though (Chardonnay, Aligote and maybe Pinot Gris).Pouilly Fume (Loire Valley) is only allowed Sauvignon Blanc and some Chasselas.Regarding your reference to Alsace displaying the grape on the label, according to what I have been reading, displaying the grape... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover


  • Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover


  • The father of all wine grapes won't go the way of the dinosaurs – for ... ... including Chardonnay, Aligote and Gamay noir, are the direct offspring of (Gouais Blanc).” The grape is a classic Pinot variety, the study stated.  Vouillamoz has long been a voice of support for the fertile wine grape varietal. Vouillamoz Masters of Wine Jancis Robi... Read More

    From the article Scientist and Volunteers Save Papa Bear of World's Wines


  • Buisson Charles Aligote 2012

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


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