Bourgogne Aligoté

Bourgogne Aligoté

There’s good reason why Aligoté is the white wine accompanied by a splash of the syrupy sweet, locally produced crême de cassis which serves as the base for the well known Burgundian apéritif Kir. It’s the same reason why Burgundy’s second white grape is the principal grape in Burgundy’s Crémant de Bourgogne: Aligoté produces a high acid wine which benefits from the company of the cassis liquor or works well as the base for a sparkling wine which is going to receive a dose of sugary syrup to help with balance.

Pavelot’s old-vine Aligoté, planted in A.O.C. Pernand-Vergelesses parcels in the 1950s, is a wine which does not need the assist of cassis in order to be appreciated. It is raised exclusively in tank and bottled just before the following year’s harvest.

Lemon, apricot, pear and licorice spice alongside a creamy texture on the palate round out crisp citrus notes and birght acidity. The whole is underscored by a subtle minerality and surprising length at the finish. Delightful as an apéritif but which could just as easily make itself at home at the table alongside a variety of plates.

Domaine Pavelot fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
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Rhône

Bourgogne AligotéThere’s good reason why Aligoté is the white wine accompanied by a splash of the syrupy sweet, locally produced crême de cassis which serves as the base for the well known Burgundian apéritif Kir.

Aloxe-CortonLocated at the base of the Corton hill, in the village parcel Les Combes exposed to the south/southwest, just below the Grand Cru Les Chaumes and planted in the 1970s. 20% whole cluster fermentation…

Pernand Vergelesses Village, BlancThe white wines from the village of Pernand-Vergelesses are noted for their mineral, racy profile…

Pernand Vergelesses,
Sous Frétille,
1er Cru,
Elevated to 1er Cru status in 2000, for whites only, this parcel sits above the village itself, faces directly south, rises to an elevation of 300 metres and enjoys wonderful exposure…

Pernand Vergelesses Village, RougeDrawing on a variety of parcels and taking advantage of their different characters, this delightful village wine is wonderfully representative of how charming and pure the red wines from this commune can be…

Pernand Vergelesses,
En Caradeux
1er Cru
En Caradeux, south of the village and adjacent to Ile des Vergelesses, facing En Charlemagne, enjoys an east facing exposure.

Pernand Vergelesses
Ile des Vergelesses,
1er Cru
Considered by many worthy of elevation to Grand Cru status.