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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.

Tasting:

    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.