Aligoté


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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.

Primary Flavors

  • Apple
  • Unripe Peach
  • White Flower
  • Smoke
  • Fresh Herbs

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Light Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    1–3 Years

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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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly