Aligoté

Aligoté

A grape that was first recorded in Burgundy in the 18th century and is still planted almost exclusively there, though there are limited plantings in Bulgaria, Moldavia and even California. It is a moderate-yielding grape that tends to perform best on south-east facing slopes and in warm, dry years.

For your Burgundian vigneron, Aligoté is not nearly as profitable to grow as Chardonnay - consequently it tends to be relegated to lower quality vineyards. In the wrong hands and in the wrong sites it can produce thin, raspingly acidic wines that are remarkably undistinguished. However the best growers produce balanced examples with nutty and citrus hints which are most appealing to drink. The best Aligoté wines traditionally come from Bouzeron in the Côte Chalonnaise. Along with blackcurrant liqueur, it is the key ingredient of Kir.

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2018 Bourgogne Aligoté, Domaine Henri Germain & Fils
White
2018
Ready, but will keep
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Dry
12.5% Alcohol
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2015 Bourgogne Aligoté, Domaine Arnaud Ente
White
2015
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Medium Bodied
Dry
12.0% Alcohol
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2014 Bourgogne Aligoté, Comte Armand
White
2014
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Medium Bodied
Dry
12.5% Alcohol
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2014 Bourgogne Aligoté, Domaine Arnaud Ente
White
2014
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Dry
12.0% Alcohol
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2018 Bourgogne Aligoté, Marc Colin & Fils
White
2018
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12.0% Alcohol
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2018 Bourgogne Aligoté, Le Clou 34, Domaine Naudin-Ferrand, Burgundy
White
2018
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12.0% Alcohol
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2017 Bourgogne Aligoté, Marc Colin & Fils
White
2017
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2016 Bourgogne Aligoté, Marc Colin & Fils
White
2016
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2019 Bourgogne Aligoté, Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
White
2019
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12.5% Alcohol
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2016 Bourgogne Aligoté, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey
White
2016
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2017 Bouzeron, Domaine Ramonet, Burgundy
White
2017
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12.5% Alcohol
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2017 Bourgogne Aligoté, Domaine Arnaud Ente
White
2017
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12.0% Alcohol
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2019 Bourgogne Aligoté, La Vigne de Monsieur Feuillat, Edouard Delaunay
White
2019
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12.5% Alcohol
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2019 Bourgogne Aligoté, Le Clou 34, Domaine Naudin-Ferrand, Burgundy
White
2019
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Medium Bodied
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12.0% Alcohol
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2016 Bourgogne Aligoté, Domaine Arnaud Ente
White
2016
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12.0% Alcohol
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