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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  • Burgundy

      Burgundy is perhaps the most complex and intimidating of French wine regions. It is locate...

  • Côte Chalonnaise

      The Côte Chalonnaise is a wine zone in the Burgundy region in France. It’s located in the ...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Bourgogne Blanc

      Bourgogne Blanc is the generic appellation for white Burgundy. Typically, these are wines ...

  • Bourgogne-aligoté

  • Moldova

      The history of wine production in Moldova is at least 4000 years old, beginning with the a...

  • Bourgogne

      Bourgogne AC is Burgundy’s generic appellation. In the Cote d’Or, the flatter, more fertil...

  • Bouzeron

  • Vin de Pays de la Haute Saône

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  • Chanson Père et Fils

    The House was founded in 1750 in the reign of Louis XV by Simon Verry. The Cellars are located in...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

      Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by L...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

    Created in 1955 by Daniel Rion, this family-owned estate began with only two hectares (5 acres) o...

  • Labouré-Roi

    The House of Laboure-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georg...

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

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  • “A [restaurant] wine list is praised and given awards for reasons that ... could easily move the lone Aligote to the Light & Bright after all. As a Chardonnay section it is quite strong, with well-priced bottles of ’08 Jordan ($69), ’05 Varner Bee Block ($90) and ’06 Domaine Parigot Chassagne-Montrachet ($88). There’s also the Infinite Monkey ... Read More

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  • Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones 2008


    Smooth, a little buttery Read More

    Wine review by Kyle Graynor

  • Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones 2008


    10 diff clones of chard grown on LI combined for this wine. Lots of wild yeast so interesting fermentationSome toast, lemon curd, meringue, bit o honey, with nice acidity and citrus. really cool! Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

  • Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones 2008


    Lemon and grass clippings up front, nice creamy finish w hints of custard. Great wine. Read More

    Wine review by rjpease

  • Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones 2008


    10 clones of chard from LI blended. Wild yeast fermented, contributing to the wet hay aroma. Mineral body with papaya fruit in the finish Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita

  • Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones 2008


    Buttery on the nose and in the mouth. Very creamy with hints of grass. Read More

    Wine review by heathbodell

  • Pascal Bouchard Bourgogne Aligoté 2007


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    Wine review by luca chevalier

  • Too bad there's not a category like "Wine and Celebrities" that I could post ... Morgon and a Bourgogne Aligote--both French, not exactly locavore. Both were pretty unexciting IMO.  Lots of folks waiting to see what MP ate, but also so many people wanting to talk to him that it was a while before he got near the food.  I was busy talking to a ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic My Dinner with Michael...

  • I hesitated in starting this topic, as I truly believe all wines should pair well to at least some foods.  We all experience a pleasure from those perfect pairings that we discover.. matches made in heaven :-)But what about sipping wine?  And what does that mean to people?   Here in California, it is NOT uncommon to pop open a bottle of wine to ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic "Food" wine vs. "sipping" wine

  • I am making a Bourride Setoise for a dinner party next week- essentially, a bouillabaisse with monk fish, other miscellaneous fishies, and aoli.  I was thinking that a dry rose would be a good match- thoughts?  any other suggestions?  I also would like to keep the cost per bottle under $20. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is rose the right choice?

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