Aligoté

  • Grape
  • al-lay-goat-eh

Aligoté is Burgundy's "other" white grape, more rarely encountered than Chardonnay; yielding light, citrusy wines. It is also the traditional base ingredient for the Kir cocktail.

Light-Bodied White

Primary Flavors

  • Apple

  • Unripe Peach

  • White Flowers

  • Smoke

  • Fresh Herbs

Taste Profile

  • Body: Light
  • Sweetness: Bone-Dry
  • Tannin: Low/None
  • Acidity: High
  • Alcohol: 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cold (45–55°F)
  • Glass TypeWhite
  • Decant No
  • Ageability1-3 years
  • Avg Price $15.00

Food Pairing

With lean, minerally flavors and palate-cleansing acidity, Aligoté does wonderfully alongside fish dishes and soupe, salads, and gooey cow's milk cheeses.

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