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Bourgogne Aligoté

Bourgogne Aligoté is a light white wine. People in Burgundy drink it young as Aligoté is not a wine that can age such as others.

Aligoté stands for a white grape name used only in Burgundy. However winemakers are allowed to add up to 15% of Chardonnay grapes.

The production of Bourgogne Aligoté is decreasing years over years as people are going more after Chardonnay these days.

Bourgogne Aligoté from Bouzeron village deserve a special note for the winemakers' efforts toward quality.

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Bourgogne Aligoté wine information :

Name: Appellation Bourgogne Aligoté Controlée
Location: All Burgundy region
Places: Same as Bourgogne AOC
385 villages
Soil: Various (all Burgundy region)
Size: 1,400 ha (3,460 acres)

11 million bottles
White wine only!


and up to 15% of Chardonnay

Type of wine: Light white wine
Age: Drink it young!



Aperitif with or without blackcurrant cream




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