ALIGOTÉ

Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Bourgogne Aligoté
White dry wine, 2011
Roux Pére et fils

Vine variety: Aligoté

Handpicked harvest. Traditional fermentation on lees in stainless steel tanks during 6 months.. It is a perfect match for grilled fish. Its liveliness and its citrus notes stand up well to the saltiness of oysters and to strong goat’s cheese. More simply, Bourgogne Aligoté is one of the rare wines that does not overpower salads, tabouleh or steamed vegetables. It is also a worthy companion to savory puff pastries (gougères), snails in their shell with butter and garlic and of course the Burgundian specialty of cold ham with parsley (jambon persillé).
Keep for 3-4 years.

The Aligoté grape has been known in Burgundy since the 17th century. The Aligoté accounts for 6% of total plantings in Burgundy and has a long history here. It is best served as an aperitif with the blackurrant liquer called Kir to honor Chamoine Kir, who was mayor of Dijon in the 1960s.

Case: 6
Price per unit: 54 €
Price per case: 54 €