Bourgogne Aligote 2006 vin blanc by Alain Berthault

Bourgogne Aligote 2006 vin blanc by Alain Berthault

For about €6 or €7 in the stores, this white quickly became one of our favorite lunch wines. More mineral-flavored than fruit-flavored (despite what the comment below says…it must be our American palate), Alain Berthault’s version of this little white wine was dry and satisfying. It was one of those wines that tasted like stony soil instead of fruity juice. Great stuff at a great price.  The Aligoté grape is apparently only grown in Burgundy, but winemakers are allowed to add as much as 15% Chardonnay to the mix if they wish. Fresh and charming.

According to 1000Bourgognes.com (translation by Google):

AOC

“Regional appellation of Burgundy.

BURGUNDY Aligoté The designation is reserved for white wines from the grape aligoté products within any Burgundy. Commons production: – Department of Yonne: 54 municipalities. – Department of Coast -d ‘Or: 91 municipalities. – Department of Saone-et-Loire: 154 communes. ”

BURGUNDY Aligoté

The designation is reserved for white wines from the grape aligoté products within any Burgundy. Commons production: – Department of Yonne: 54 municipalities. – Department of Coast-d ‘Or: 91 municipalities. – Department of Saone-et-Loire: 154 communes. “

Character character of the wines of wines

The Burgundy Aligoté is a white wine, fresh as the spring breeze. Good child, a little cheeky, fruity, it pale gold dresses. Its floral bouquet is (acacia, hawthorn) or fruit (apple).  Its floral bouquet is (acacia, hawthorn) or fruit (apple). On the palate, this wine soft and flowing désengourdit buds on notes noisettées expressing in the final.


Sommelier’s advice

“Wine aperitif par excellence, it becomes Kir when combined with crème de cassis. It is perfectly grilled fish. His quickness and his note of citrus resistant to iodine oysters like to strong smell of goat cheese. Simply put, the Aligoté Burgundy is one of the few wines to mollify salads, Taboulehs or steamed vegetables. It is also a faithful companion of Gougères Burgundy, snails and of course ham marbling. temperature Service: 11 to 12 ° C. “


Status

“The variety is known aligoté in Burgundy from the seventeenth century. There flourished wonder. It comes in Saone-et-Loire, Cote-d’Or Yonne and reflecting the diversity of these lands. This grape has the Burgundy appellation since 1937, except Bouzeron, Cote Chalonnaise, where he receives Bouzeron appellation. “


Terroirs

“Mixed because of the diversity of wine-growing areas, vineyards planted with this variety usually based on a limestone base, often married to marl and clay. Aligoté The Burgundy is often a hillside wine. A little altitude does he dislikes not. “


Colors varieties and colors and varieties

“Exclusively white wines, grape aligoté. Aligot (6% of the Burgundian varietals) is a very old plant in Burgundy. This grape white bears strong enough grapes bigger and more numerous than those of chardonnay.”

Surface Area and production and production

“Size in production *: 1 hectare (ha) = 10 000 m2 = 24 worked 1 575 hectares. Harvesting average **: 1 hectolitre (hl) = 100 liters = 130 bottles about 103 000 hl. * 2003 ** average 5-year 2000/2004 “

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