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Aligote has finally come of age and it's taken a whole generation of dedicated wine makers to make it happen. They call themselves the 'Aligoteurs' and they have changed the way Burgundians talk about Aligote...and how they drink it.

Used to be that vigneron would plant the Aligote grape only in their worst vineyard. Given no respect; allowed to be sub-par; apt only for a cassis-sweetened 'kir'.

But these new, young, hungry winemakers today have given Aligote pride of place in vineyards with good soil, good exposition and drainage. And the results are stupefying!

And guess who one of the stars of this movement is? Julien Cruchandeau, who started his career working with Aubert de Villane in the movement to make Bouzeron a village appellation based on the grape Aligote.

In fact, his Bouzeron 'Massale' pays homage to Aubert de Villane who gave Julien the original Aligote rootstock to plant his own vineyard in Bouzeron.

Now is the time. If you do not know Aligote, there is not a better producer. If you do know Aligote, Here are two of the best.

Read about the 2022 Vintage

Mixed case has 6 bottles of each WHITE with GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED:

Julien Cruchandeau Aligote 'Le Village' 2022
From 50 year old vines in the hills above Nuits St Georges, this Aligote 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.

Julien Cruchandeau Bouzeron 'Massale' 2022 
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'd think it's a chablis premier cru!

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