Synopsis, Our Opinion: GREAT Aligoté that was a real treat.
Producer/Winery: Denis and Bertrand Chevillon; Nuits-Saint-Georges, France.
Grape Variety: Aligoté.
Geographic Appellation: Burgundy, France.
Price: $24.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Chicken marsala with linguine, peas, artisan bread and garden salad.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Light wheat straw color. Refreshing lemon aroma with hints of orange blossom floral. Smooth and crisp mouth-feel; lemon and lime taste with a chalky dry mineral finish. Quite a subtle wine…it’s fresh, clean and crisp with lots of acidity, but at the same time the dry dusty ending turns the flavors into a complexity that was best appreciated when sipping without food. Our chicken marsala was not a good pairing and the wine really shined when it got out from under the food. The flavors persist from the first sniff to the end of the finish and it just got better with each sip!!! GREAT Aligoté that was a real treat.
She said: Clear, pale grass yellow color. With a mild aroma the wine presented complex flavors in the mouth that were the high point of the wine. Dry, acidic, and
light-bodied, the wine was excellent with the salad but overwhelmed by the chicken marsala. The finish was long and carried through the feel of the palate. A very good wine.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
UPC Code: 7 61503 31141 2
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.
Photo from Domaine Chevillon.