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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  • I just came back from Germany (Bavaria area) and was introduced to a half dry Mueller Thurgau produced by a local winery (Huter).  My son mixed this with a meduim sparkling water and I really enjoyed this. I am not a wine drinker but I found this to be very enjoyable to drink.   What is a wine I can find locally that is comparable in taste to th... Read More

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  • Jean-Claude Boisset Aligote 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Perhaps crap is a relative word. Bourgogne Aligote is the reason why Kir was invented. Especially if you're drinking the local chard, you don't really want to have to drink the aligote on its own--though it might be better than plenty of crappy whites in other regions on both sides of the Atlantic, I suppose. I just know that there's not a singl... Read More

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  • Domaine Roulot Meursault "Perrieres" 2010

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    Wine review by mark


  • Cave de Genouilly Bourgogne Aligoté 2011

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    Nice Aligote from Burgundy. Light, fresh, crisp, nice citrus with a bit of minerality, kind of between a French chardonnay and a French sauvignon blanc. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Closerie des Alisiers Bourgogne Aligote 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Tariri White Dry 2011

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    Wine review by armeniawine


  • Bourgogne Aligoté Domaine . Fichet Bourgogne Onze Prijslijst-Wit Frans 2010

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    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • François Mikulski Aligoté 2010

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    This is a brisk wine with a solid acidic spine. Medium in body with excellent concentration, the flavors range from orange peel and Anjou pear to bamboo and cactus. Theres also an unusual and lovely spiciness. Drink now to 2014. Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


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