De Villaine Aligote Bouzeron 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A FANTASTIC Aligoté.

Producer/Winery: Pierre de Benoist; Domaine A. & P. de Villaine; Bouzeron, France.

Grape Variety: Aligoté.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Bouzeron; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $27.90 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Lightly grilled salmon with butter/orange sauce and goat cheese topping, baked potato with butter and chives and grilled summer squash.


    Chilled before drinking. Clear, light wheat straw color. Strong citrus, grassy, and freshly sharpened pencil aromas with hints of ripe peach. Vibrant, ACIDIC, dry with light to medium-body and a 150-grit texture. Accentuated lemon, pear and tropical fruit flavors attached to a relentless chalky mineral framework. Gobs of edgy acidity, and a very long tart California grapefruit tasting finish. WOW…every sip was sensational and it was one of the finest examples of a mineral backbone we have found in a long time…and we LOVE mineral. A little bit unusual with the brisk acidity, but in the end it was a FANTASTIC Aligoté.

Aubert de Villaine and Pierre de Benoist, Aubert’s nephew, who currently directs the Domaine de Villaine
Photo from Domaine A & P de Villaine.
Comments: Learn more about Domaine de Villaine and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 32213 5

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.