Bourgogne Aligote

Bourgogne Aligote, Louis Virion, Appellation Bourgogne Aligote Controlee, France, no vintage given.

This wine: ostensibly varietal aligote, but up to 15% chardonnay is permitted; synthetic cork closure, 12% abv, about €5 in France.

[Note that AOC Bouzeron is an appellation in the Cote Challonaise for strictly varietal aligote].

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears.

Nose: clean on the nose, medium intensity, youthful, with aromas of freshly pressed sweet apple juice, cut green apple, and just a hint of warmer pear.

Palate: a dry wine, with high acidity, a slight gummy grip, medium (-) alcohol, medium (-) body, and medium intensity flavours of fresh pressed apple juice, and a low-key notes of citrussy grapefruit and weak cider.  A medium length with a clean slightly gummy finish.

Quality: a wine of acceptable quality, to serve as an everyday table wine, balanced acidity and alcohol which are in harmony with flavour intensity, but with simple aroma and flavour palettes, and lacking concentration and length. A wine  to drink now, which will keep for a year, but not improve.

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