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...

  • Bourgogne Blanc

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

  • Moldova

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

  • Burgundy

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

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  • Bouzeron

  • Bourgogne

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

  • Côte Chalonnaise

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

  • Vin de Pays de la Haute Saône

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  • Michel Picard

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  • Château Paul Mas

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  • Château Saint Christophe

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

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