The Aligoté grape used only to be grown in Burgundy and almost disappeared from the winegrowing landscape when a wave of enthusiasm for Chardonnay unfurled across the vineyards. Happily, it won back the hearts and the soil of Burgundy. This vigorous, early variety now covers 1,700 hectares. It is also to be found in Savoy and in the Jura, as well as in Rumania. Restricting yield is essential for the quality of this variety. It produces white wines that are light and fresh with a livelier acidity than Chardonnay. It is the perfect ingredient for a blackcurrant kir, and the perfect partner for the cuisine of Burgundy. True recognition came in 1997, when it was incorporated into the Village Bouzeron appellation.
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