2006 Michel Lafarge Bourgogne Aligote "Raisins D'Ore"

SKU #1131500 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 As the name would suggest, here the fruit is slightly riper though still very fresh and spicy while dissolving into delicious, round and relatively rich flavors that possess just a bit more depth on the equally crisp and racy finish.  (7/ 2008)

K&L Notes

Lovely entry and a snappy acidity, with a long finish. While showing the acidity and focus expected of an Aligote, this also has some of the richness and elegance that they often lack. On the nose it displays an appealing nuttiness. It is a selection of Lafarge's ripest grapes, thus the name "Golden Grapes." It is from a vineyard on the border with Meursault, and shows some Meursault-like minerality as well. If you aren't familiar with this grape, try this wine and you'll see why some stubborn Burgundians continue to grow it and refuse to bend to the winds of Chardonnay. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy buyer)

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

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.
Specific Appellation:

Volnay

- Sometimes known as the Chambolle Musigny of the Côte de Beaune, Volnay is famous for its silky, elegant wines with finesse, delicacy and an almost ethereal nose. However, the wines have a depth and structure that can allow them to age for decades. Remington Norman said it wonderfully in his book The Great Domaines of Burgundy: 'If the wines of Pommard sometimes seem like a truck-driver's interpretation of Pinot, then those of Volnay are a ballerina's.