Region: Burgundy < France
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Demeter certified biodynamic; fermented and aged in stainless steel; Barremien soil (dense clay with fossilized oyster shells)
Winemaker: Guilhem Goisot
Aligoté is the “other” white grape of Burgundy, somewhat of the plain stepsister to Chardonnay’s Cinderella. But a few brave and romantic vignerons slave to elevate this humble grape to greatness, with the help of old vines and quality sites, both of which are plentiful at Domaine Goisot. Their old Aligoté parcel has 40-92 year-old vines, planted on the high, cool slopes of a historic terroir known as the Barrémien. This is everything you love about white Burgundy, stripped down. Racy and precise, with ample texture and pretty notes of white flower + grapefruit + lime, plus a spine of juicy, chalky acidity and a saline-inflected finale. Like gorgeous Chablis but half the price. Yes Virginia, you can afford to drink Burgundy!