Aligote is the 'forgotten' grape variety of Burgundy and what a shame that is. When made sensitively, Aligote is absolutely amazing and Goisot's version certainly delivers. The key to great Aligote seems to be old vines, and the ones used to make this wine are between 50 and 80 years old, so they certainly tick that box.
Fermented with natural yeasts and aged in stainless steel only, Goisot's Aligote has notes of lemon rind and stone fruit - a shade fuller than many Aligotes, but still with great freshness. Full of energy, mineral and a great alternative for lovers of Chablis.
The father and son team Jean-Hughes and Guilhem work hands on in their vineyards which are biodynamically certified. Although working in relatively unknown areas of Burgundy, they are heads and shoulders above the average Chablis producer. Brilliant work.
Grape variety: Aligote
Winemaking method: Organic / biodynamic
Alcohol level: 12.5%