The area of the Bourgogne Aligoté appellation is entwined with that of the Bourgogne appellation.
It spreads across 384 villages of the Yonne, Côte d’Or, Saône & Loire, and Rhône departments. Starting in the North, from the region of Chablis and Auxerre, to the South in the region of Macon, and passing through the Côte d’Or and the Côte Chalonnaise, the Bourgogne Aligoté wines stem from very diverse terroirs.
This appellation is produced from a single grape variety, the Aligoté, known in Burgundy since the 17th century. This unique grape variety is not very common in the rest of the world; it covers 1500 hectares in Burgundy.
- Stony terroir with limestone and marl
- Rather sloped terrain
- South-Eastern and southern exposure
- Altitude: 360 meters
The Aligoté is the only grape variety in the Bourgogne Aligoté wines.
- Density of at least 10 000 feet/ha.
- Guyot or « Cordon de Royat » pruning
- Manual harvest
- Yields of 65 hl/ha.
Serve at a temperature around 11-12°C. (51-53°F.).
Enjoy this wine while it is young, in its first year, in order to take advantage of all of its freshness. It can also be kept in the cellar for two or three years in optimal conditions.