Bourgogne Aligoté is a regional AOC produced all over Burgundy (Côte d'Or, Yonne, Saône-et-Loire and the area surrounding Villefranche-sur-Saône in the Beaujolais). It is grown primarily in the vineyards around Auxerre, in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune and the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, and in the Côte Chalonnaise, where it is most at home, and from where it offers a distinct character and consistent style.
Yield: 50 Hectoliters/hectare
Production: 12,500 bottles
A bright color, pale golden yellow with hints of green.
Good aromatic intensity with a nose opening on citrus notes, and minerality evoking flint. A typical wine, well delineated and lively on the palate. The finish is fresh and thirst-quenching.
Winemaking and ageing:
Grapes come from Domaine Champy on the vineyards of Pernand Vergelesses and Volnay. Manual harvest and pneumatic press. Temperature controlled fermentation. Vinification in stainless steel vats. Complete malolactic fermentation. Bottled at the end of February 2012 and mid December 2012.
Served moderately chilled at 9-10°C, ideal as an aperitif; this wine also goes very well with arrangements of seafood, grilled fish, and dry goat cheeses. In Burgundy, it is the traditional companion of gougère, escargot, and parslied ham.