Lovely roundness complimented by fresh acid and citrus fruit flavours.
Organically grown Aligoté from the Auxerrois region of Burgundy. Domaine Bernand Defaix are committed to sustainable viticulture and organic farming. This is lovely and fresh with lively citrus and orchard fruit character. A perfect aperitif wine, best drunk young and fresh but capable of maturing nicely.
Producer: Domaine Bernard Defaix
Region/Country: Burgundy, France
Production Method: Organic farming. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged 8 months before bottling.
Style: Dry and crisp. A perfect aperitif style.
Pairing Suggestion: Salads, seafood dishes
Profile: Burgundy's second white grape, oftentimes similar in style and structure to Chardonnay with perhaps less longevity and ageing potential. Aligote typically produces fresh and crisp wines with tart acidity. More and more producers are treating Aligote with more respect, perhaps due to the price of Chardonnay in Burgundy, and experimenting with traditional Burgundian vinifcation resulting in wines with greater intensity and riper fruit character. Aligote from a top producer can be an absolute steal.
Classic Regions: Bouzeron, Auxerre, Cote d'Or (France)