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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  • France

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

Popular Wineries using Aligoté

  • 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...

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

  • Château De Seguin

    Château de Seguin in Bordeaux is part of the CHRIS-WINE Group. An indenpendent and family owned w...

  • Moët & Chandon

      Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. Wi...

  • Château Saint Christophe

    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

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  • Hi, I own Cucina della Terra, a cooking school in the beautiful countryside of Umbria, Italy. I'm always looking for the perfect pairings of local umbrian wines with foods Would like some recommendations for pizza topped with artichokes, buffalo mozzarella, parmegiano, caramelized onions. Thanks. Read More

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  • Some discussion of clones may shed light on the New World expression of Pinot Noir. I have long believed that clones explain a great deal of the diversity found in the many wines made from this globe-hopping noble grape. Terroir, vineyard maintenance and climate do not seem to fully explain the differences - at least, not to my satisfaction. ... Read More

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  • Pascal Bouchard Vignoble de l'Auxerrois Bourgogne Aligoté 2007

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    We really enjoyed this relatively light white wine that had enough body to command a presence. Enjoyed it with a chicken dish on a rainy fall evening. Read More

    Wine review by stefna


  • Pascal Bouchard Vignoble de l'Auxerrois Bourgogne Aligoté 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by stefna


  • Pierre Morey Aligoté Bourgogne-Aligoté 2004

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    This is an odd one. Nose of cured meats. It almost smells like pate'. THat and wood. Hard core wood. The flavor isn't unpleasant. Crisp, there is a characteristic of some fruit. It's really hard to place with such a strong nose. I opened today 7/13/09. Perhaps this wine didn't hold up? It wasn't bad, nor great. A conundrum really. Ha... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • I have recently concluded a sommelier course at the FISAR, it´s the italian federation on wine studies. We had great teachers, one of them was actually chosen for two years as one of the best sommeliers in the world and the other one is an engineer who owns an enolab and is also an enologist. Anyway, what I wanna say is that this course and lots... Read More

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  • Beaune Ï¿½greves� Rapet 2006

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    Simple and pretty. Strawberry, vanilla and minerals; both on the nose and on the palate. A little watery and lacking in complexity. Nice hints of oak on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Astarte10


  • Pierre Morey Monthélie 2006

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    Floral nose and quite a pleasant acidity. Lemon and herb, but past that I'm so new to Aligote I'm not sure how to classify the wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Pierre Morey Monthélie 2006

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    Crisp and refreshing - this aligote has a very lightly perfumed nose, and in the mouth offers delicate peaches and melon flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Last night was an excellent event, thanks to everyone that was involved and ...-aligote-2006/- 2005 Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss Perrières, Costières de Nîmes - http://www.snooth.com/wine/marc-kreydenweiss-costieres-de-nimes-domaine-des-perrieres-2005/- 2006 Tenuta di Biserno Insolgio del Cinghiale, Toscana IGT - http://www.snooth.com/wine/tenuta-... Read More

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