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Aligoté (France)

Aligoté is a grape and a dry white wine from Burgundy.

Typical Flavors


Citrus
Citrus
Apple
Apple
Peach
Peach

Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs
Flint
Flint

Citrus, Green Apple and Peach are typical Aligoté flavors.

Hints of White Flowers, Herbs, and Flint (Smoke).

Profile

Aligoté is light, dry, and delicate:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium - Low
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Oysters
Oysters
Shrimps
Shrimps
Crab
Seafood

Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Chips
Chips
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Aligoté pairs best with Seafood, Fried Fish, and Fried Chicken.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Oysters. Mussels
Clams. Shrimps.
Plain Fish. Sea Bass.
Fried Fish. French Fries.
Fish and Chips.

Cheese:
Soft Cow Milk Cheeses.
Brie. Camenbert. Chaource.

French Specialities:
Snails or Prawns with Garlic.
Roast Chicken with French Fries.

About Aligoté

Aligoté is used in many ways. In the Aligoté AOC, it can be blended with up to 15% Chardonnay grapes.

Aligoté is also often a part of the blend in "Crémant de Bourgogne".

In the cocktail Kir (aka Cassis Blanc), Aligoté is added to Cassis for acidity.

If You Like Aligoté

You May Also Like:

Albariño (Spain)
Alvarinho (Portugal)
Assyrtiko (Greece)
Gavi (Italy)
Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Trebbiano (Italy)
Ugni Blanc (France)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

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