Domaine Berthenet, Bourgogne Aligoté "Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy, France 2021
LIGHT LEMONY CITRUS, WISPY FLORAL PERFUME, CHALKY MINERAL
Born in the vineyards of the Cote Chalonnaise’s Montagny appellation, a mere half-hour south of the Aligoté grape’s zenith zone of Bouzeron, this gorgeously restrained white is a Burgundian niche classic. Equally appealing as carefree aperitif or intellectual delight exuding elegantly mineralistic and ephemerally floral charms, this old-vine Aligoté nails each of the classical characteristics – lithe, light, and very lean but brimming with personality. Hold the creme de cassis…
Serving Suggestion: Buttery escargot. Youthfully creamy cheeses. Mustard & white wine-braised chicken breast w/ morels, roasted rutabaga, & parsley.