At a wine course I got introduced to Aligote and was impressed. It actually shocks me that farmers in Burgundy make this wine when they could make a much more profitable pinot noir … Pale straw in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate without food, and a little warmer and the wine has some nice sharp, crisp, tartness, a little lighter on the finish where the acidity and citrus notes live on. With food however this wine is fairly easily overwhelmed. I’ve paired other Aligote’s with chicken legs and enjoyed them, but this one is a softer, gentler Aligote, which is so not what I look for in an Aligote. I would give it an 87-88. Not a bad wine, but not a great one either. I won’t be rushing out to grab more. From the LCBO web site, check stock: The LCBO say light and crisp, I agree, it should have been a give away for me to skip this one 🙁
750 mL bottle | VINTAGES#: 14748$17.95 (0)Write a Review
The early-ripening Aligoté is a native to Burgundy, where it produces tart, floral, herbal wines with vibrant acidity. For those who love Burgundian Chardonnay, Aligoté makes for a rewarding change of pace and offers another take on the region’s famed terroir. Its bright food-friendly acidity makes it an excellent option for seafood dishes.