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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  • Calera Aligoté Mount Harlan 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by IHEARTWINES


  • Louis Latour Bourgogne Aligoté 2007

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    Wine review by rudegger


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Clones of the Pinot Noir


  • Calera Aligoté Mount Harlan 2008

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    This Rueda for me was very nice. The nose has wonderful floral notes and light fruit aromas (indistinguishable) The flavor basically follows suit i definitely got apricot on the tongue and well as a beautiful crisp acidity to the wine. For a nicely inexpensive wine with such lightness and crispness this would pair well with milder grassy chees... Read More

    Wine review by OftheFRtradition


  • Calera Aligoté Mount Harlan 2008

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    This wine had an interesting, bright nose and a bite to the finish. Not a weak white. Read More

    Wine review by pendrops


  • Pierre Morey Aligoté Bourgogne-Aligoté 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Seacoast Terroir


  • Louis Latour Bourgogne Aligoté 2007

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    A bit of banana and cream on the nose. Nutty, crisp, oaky, with some vanilla and cream. Good, fresh acidity. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Louis Latour Bourgogne Aligoté 2007

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    Wonderful herbal and citric aroma, with hints of basil and rosemary, lush pineapple flavors without too much acidity, really a pitch-perfect backbone. Mildly buttery finish. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Louis Latour Bourgogne Aligoté 2007

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    prominent aromas of lemon and limes, highly acidic, but terrific balance of citrus fruit flavors - a prickly pear and mineral like finish. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Louis Latour Bourgogne Aligoté 2007

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    Rich and emollient. A nice mineral finish. Very good and complex with great minerality. Finishes on red apples and lemon notes. My #2 of the tasting (of 6 chardonnay's). Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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