Starting out as sparkling wine producer in 1942 the family soon evolved the business into a highly respected negociant making wines from the lesser known but high quality appellations of Burgundy. Now owned by a different family they are setting their sites on making better wines and conquering the world.
Tightly wound, green apples, meally earth and whites stones/chalk. Aligote is not the variety that everyone will fall in love with, but the great ones offer a viable alternative to Chardonnay and they are far better value. Drink it now and enjoy its freshness. I’d by looking for oysters, jamon or some goats cheese.
Aligote – A variety that shares the same parent as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but not their glorious outlook on wine. Making mealy, lean, mineral and citric wines that tend to lack fruit. There is no great Aligote, perhaps because the best terroirs are planted to Chardonnay.
Burgundy – The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote D’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region and so each small plot has a name.