Aligoté. For years, the second white grape of Burgundy. But no more! As 'quality climbs the hill' with ever-warmer growing seasons, a new, young, hungry generation of producers is climbing the hill too, looking for affordable vineyards, and throwing themselves into producing so-called lesser appellations with star-quality winemaking.
This is a selection from the Côte de Nuits Appellation. Summer whites to enjoy… includes 4 bottles of each with Ground Shipping Included
Domaine Borgeot Bouzeron 2018
Floral and fresh, with green apple acidity and body. Minerality picks up the acidity and carries it to a long finish. Elegant expression of aligoté doré from a single vineyard. Great aperitif wine, but has what it takes to age.
Julien Cruchandeau Bouzeron 'Massale' 2018
Deep, rich and dense with concentrated confit apple acidity, honey and cinnamon spicy. Great body, opulent and fresh. Classic minerality gives it length and purity. And the complexity...you'd think it's a chablis premier cru!
Julien Cruchandeau Aligote 'Le Village' 2020
From 50 year old vines in the hills above Nuits St Georges, this Aligoté is fresh and spicy with green apple acidity. Bright, crisp almost crunchy fruit and a deep, floral lingering finish carried out long by the limestone minerality.