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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  • A. et P. de Villaine Bouzeron 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • I've only had the Aligote and CdlR. We talked about the Aligote and it was an interesting call by Laurent to in the end make it 100% Aligote, but I think that's what makes Laurent one of the icons of Burgundy, (at least from foreign observers) is that he's different. He's notorious for picking late, which has worked great at times in cooler vint... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Domaine Ponsot to be sold?


  • Well as we know from the Rudy K. scandal, Amour, they didn't start bottling ... ... And they even make an Aligote that I can almost drink.The ownership has always been extremely commercial in orientation. Last I heard their properties are held by a real estate holding company.JD, any news on who's looking to buy? If it ends up being another fe... Read More

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  • My big day mixing in the wine world as I've kind of helped break this news, owing to a friend of mine who is close to Laurent Ponsot. Same friend from the Netherlands who GregT and I tasted with in San Diego. Anyhow, Peter from WS contacted me this morning for info and I was able to speak with him right after he spoke to Laurent and before the s... Read More

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  • You know, I was searching for Aligote and found this thread that was active while I was in Italy in 2014--no wonder I missed it.  The digression into Zappa and the links to Youtube videos have now forced me to bookmark it for quick reference.  I never would have guessed that so many of the contributors here were Zappa heads.  DV defies classific... Read More

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  • Further up this thread, there was discussion of whether Aligote was worth making into a wine on its own or only just for Kir.  Well, here's a less than ringing endorsement for it on its own in the latest "Dirty Dozen" from Wine House in San Francisco: 2013 Aligoté, Domaine Fichet $14.98 net price, $13.48 reorderDomaine Fichet broke away from the... Read More

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  • Gramma Cuvee Visan Gramma Wines Casa Olteanu 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Yes, the age-worthiness of Burgundy was on full display last night. Hope to ... from '82, '78, etc.Aligote was very nice. Have also had a good one by Hubert Lignier. It's definitely Chardonnay light, but I enjoy it when taken seriously, though the grape has really suffered from neglect in Burgundy since phylloxera. There used to be planting a ... Read More

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  • Always cracks me up when so many people who should know better think Burgundy ... ... period.You really enjoy Aligote, without, say, turning it into Kir? So mono-dimensional and lacking in synchronicity to me compared to chard. In my experience it never sings on its own.Sounds like a very nice impromptu shared imbibe. Love how those often com... Read More

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  • I have been talking with some fellow wino's about an upcoming tasting on ... Monts Luisants (Blanc, 100% Aligote)The nose is pleasant but half closed, and the color of straw gold is age appropriate. Abundant, but relatively softer acids and tannins (to me the main difference between Aligote and Chard). The oak is well judged and framed, lendin... Read More

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