2011 Domaine Desertaux-Ferrand Bourgogne Aligoté

SKU #1121414

Aligoté is the second white grape of Burgundy, always a bridesmaid to Chardonnay. Even if often planted on more productive soils, it's fairly rare, making this Domaine Desertaux-Ferrand Bourgogne Aligoté a nicely priced find. Pop the cork while preparing a weekday dinner, or bring to your wine group as a blind tasting trump card!

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By: Kirk Walker |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/31/2013  | Send Email
This is the perfect spring wine, cool and snappy, just like a cold breeze on a sunny day. Cool yellow fruits spiked with citrus and is there a hint of mineral there? There is no need for Crème de Cassis with this.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Alcohol Content (%): 13