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Chapelle & Fils Bourgogne Aligote 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very nice diversion from Chardonnay with the abundant acidity and fragrant aromatics it really made a great salmon pairing.

Producer/Winery: Jean-Francois Chapelle and his wife, Yvette; Domaine Chapelle & Fils; Cote d’Or, France.

Grape Variety: Aligote.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bourgogne Aligote; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $20.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Seared salmon with orange curry sauce, rice and beets

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark wheat straw color. Strong citrus, green apples, ripe melon and pear aromas with hints of light rose blossoms. Smooth entry, dry, mineral and fresh mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Strong mineral taste mixed with ripe melon, pear and citrus flavors. Prominent crisp acidity and a finish that goes on and on and filled with a unique slightly sour fruity taste. WOW, this was easy drinking and refreshing. Perfect paired with the salmon, but absolutely SUPER sipping without food after the dinner. As it warmed the citrus developed into fresh lemon and Florida grapefruit mixed with apple and honey. This was a very nice diversion from Chardonnay with the abundant acidity and fragrant aromatics it really made great salmon pairing.

Domaine Chapelle in Burgundy, France
Photo from Volio Imports.

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Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Aluminium covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Barrique Wines; Durham, North Carolina.