Although relatively unknown, Aligoté is the #2 white grape in Burgundy (Chardonnay being #1). Planted in the poorer vineyard sites, this grape gets the last laugh, producing lovely light wines with food-friendly acidity. It is also traditionally used for the cocktail Kir (Crème de Cassis blended with white wine). While this white has lots of acidity, it also has the weight and balance to pull it off. Apple and pear fruit mingle with stony minerality that lends nice complexity. Whether used for a cocktail or sipped on its own, this wine is definitely worth the price.
Country: France Region: Petit Chablis AOC Varietal: Chardonnay Vintage: 2010 Body: medium Alcohol: 12%
The Petit Chablis appellation is where you find great values with the lovely detail of the area. At a lower elevation and a larger area than Chablis you get riper fruit and lower acidity which translates to ready to drink everyday wines. This domain’s 13 hectare vineyard is situated directly above the south facing Premier Cru Côte de Lechet vineyard. On the nose we get chalky and stony minerality with apple and citrus. Mineral is dominating on the palate with golden delicious apple, light quince and persistent acidity creating a long finish.
The Petit Chablis appellation is where you find great values ...