This is a gorgeous bottle of Aligote that we tasted a few days ago from a tiny producer in Meursault and is one of the best Aligote's we have tasted for the price. This Aligote is all Meursault fruit and gives the wine a very well-placed richness that many Aligote's don't achieve. There is a true old vine concentration in this with vines planted in 1935 and 1977 with a surprisingly pronounced Meursault minerality. We can't help but be impressed by this bottle; it's stunning for the price point and is devoid of any of the rustic character that is usually forefront in the varietal. Wow! Comparing to other top producers of Aligote's like Roulot and DeVillaine, this is a steal and right there in quality. This is a very limited wine that does not see the shores of the US all that often.
Tasting Note by Neil Martin "The 2016 Bourgogne Aligoté has a tang of shucked oyster shell on the nose. The palate is crisp and fresh on the entry with a fine bead of acidity, lightly spiced with an oily-textured finish that pinpoints this as an Aligoté. What a great expression of this underrated grape variety. Tasted at the Domaine Direct Tasting in London."