Bourgogne Aligoté, Vaudoisey-Creusefond
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Bourgogne Aligoté, Vaudoisey-Creusefond - 2018

Item # 42038 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

An unoaked white Burgundy made from 40 year old Aligoté vines. Aromatic, round in texture and delicious on the palate.


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Staff Pick Notes

Aligoté is still one of the great unsung grapes of the Hexagon. Vaudoisey-Creusefond's bottling is a wine meant for early drinking and it's extremely appetizing. Once ubiquitous in Burgundy, phylloxera was a death knell to this variety. Sourced from the climat of Les Blanches, the youngest of the vines were planted in the 1970s. Aged on the lees, and rested in barrel for 12 months, this wine strikes a beautiful balance between unctuousness and racy acidity. Lemons, almond, and light white flowers, it's classic white Burgundy in a different light.

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Burgundy

The range of wine styles offered in Burgundy rivals that of any other region. In Chablis, Chardonnay is left unoaked to produce lean, crisp, steely wines with incredible acidity - a far cry from the vanilla-oak bombs that so many consumers associate with this grape. Fans of rich, unctuous, and well-oaked Chardonnay will enjoy Chassagne-Montrachet, whose age-worthy offerings offer all the fatness...

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Aligoté

The "other" white grape of Burgundy, Aligoté plays a struggling second fiddle to the regal white grape of the region, Chardonnay. Older Aligoté vines have been known to produce wines of high quality, displaying lovely citrusy and at times nutty characteristics - but even so, the remaining plantings of the grape are fast being uprooted to make even more space for the cultivation of Chardonnay.


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