Pierre Morey Bourgogne Aligote

Pierre Morey Bourgogne Aligote

Drink with: almost anything, but it’s an especially great match for this Avocado Hummus.

I love the way natural wine critic Alice Feiring describes Aligoté:  “the much maligned other white grape of Burgundy, which a few brave and romantic vignerons slave to elevate to greatness.” One of those is Pierre Morey, the former winemaker at Domaine Leflaive (very famous Burgundy producer), who maximizes the grape’s capacity for complexity and terroir transparency with this biodynamic Aligoté bottling from his family’s vineyards in Meursault.  This wine is the sleeper hit (and killer deal) from Burgundy, in my opinion.  It smells like classic white Burgundy on the nose, but you taste it, and it’s all racy tension, acidity and elegance, with pear, lemon peel and wait, is that dust?   And then surprising weight on the mid-palate.  It’s not over yet – there’s the gorgeous stony finish.  Because, according to Morey’s daughter, Aligoté eats minerals.

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